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What Does Meaningful Use Stage Two Final Rule Mean for FPs?

Sep 5, 2012 - For family physicians who were just getting comfortable with the requirements of stage one of meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), HHS released the final rule for stage two of meaningful use in the Sept. 4 Federal Register. The Academy has been actively engaged with the ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20120905stage2mu.html

CMS Expands Hardship Exemptions for E-Prescribing in Attempt to Fix Program Overlap

Aug 10, 2012 - Many physicians got stung by the 1 percent electronic prescribing penalty for 2012. We don't want to repeat that experience in 2013, noted Jason Mitchell, M.D., assistant director for the AAFP's Center for Health IT, in reference to news that HHS recently proposed adding two more ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20120810erx-hardshipexempt.html

Research Shows Interactive Preventive Health Record Improves Preventive Care

Aug 6, 2012 - Newly published study results show that an interactive preventive health record (IPHR) can be an effective tool for patients and physicians who want to ensure that indicated preventive care is delivered, according to Alex Krist, M.D., M.P.H., the corresponding author for Interactive ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20120806iphr-study.html

Meaningful Use Stage Two Proposed Rules Spark AAFP Concerns

May 7, 2012 - CMS needs to exercise ample restraint in modifying existing stage one meaningful use criteria. That is according to a May 7 letter to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, M.A., from AAFP Board Chair Roland Goertz, M.D., M.B.A., of Waco, Texas. Too many changes too fast will lead ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20120507mustage2response.html

Meaningful Use Stage Two Proposed Regulations Released

Mar 12, 2012 - Following CMS' recent release of proposed stage two meaningful use requirements that will govern the next stage of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, the AAFP is encouraging members to join in the discussion on the regulations. The proposed ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20120312mu2proposedregs.html

Family Physicians Find Regional Extension Centers a Mixed Bag

Dec 15, 2011 - The establishment of regional extension centers, or RECs, in 2010 was widely seen as an opportunity for physicians, including family physicians, to more quickly and effectively adopt health information technology, or health IT, and use it in a meaningful way. The reality, however, is ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20111215recstories.html

Use of EHRs Enhances Diabetes Care, Study Finds

Oct 5, 2011 - Family physicians who have been waiting for confirmation that the money they invest in an electronic health record, or EHR, will help improve patient care now have some firm data to consider. A recently published study found that medical practices that used EHRs provided higher-quality ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20111005ehrdiabetesstudy.html

Deadline to Request Hardship Exemptions From Medicare's 2011 e-Prescribing Incentive ...

Sep 7, 2011 - Family physicians planning to submit requests for hardship exemptions from the 2011 Medicare electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, incentive program have an extra month to do so, according to Steven Waldren, M.D., director of the AAFP's Center for Health IT, in reaction to the Aug. ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20110907eprescribedeadline.html

Oversight Excludes Rural Health Clinics From Medicare EHR Bonus Program

Jul 27, 2011 - It's an oversight, a technical glitch, an unintentional error, or perhaps just a misunderstanding about how rural health clinics bill the government for health care services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. That's how some rural family physicians describe the fact that most of ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20110727ruraloversight.html

What Keeps Physicians, Practice Managers Up at Night?

Jul 26, 2011 - A recent survey on work-related challenges physicians and their medical practice managers are encountering in 2011 revealed some surprises, with the issues that respondents identified as their top two challenges appearing on the list for the first time.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20110726mgmachallenges.html

Money Flows From CMS to Physicians Engaged in Medicare EHR Incentive Program

May 25, 2011 - It's official. CMS is in the business of writing incentive payment checks to physicians as part of the agency's Medicare Electronic Health Record, or EHR, Incentive Program.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20110525muchecksissued.html

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