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Congress Simplifies MU Hardship Exemption Process

Dec 22, 2015 - Congress has passed a bill would allow CMS to review meaningful use hardship exemption applications faster until March 15, 2016.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20151222muexemption.html

MU Hardship Exception Application Process, Round Two

Jan 26, 2016 - CMS recently announced approval of a simplified application process for physicians to apply for meaningful use hardship exemptions.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160126ehrhardship.html

News Briefs: Week of April 18-22

Apr 20, 2011 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: CMS Launches Online Tools for Meaningful Use Incentive Programs; Obama Signs Bill Eliminating 1099 Tax Provision; NHSC Loan Repayment Program Still Open; Major Health Systems Create Care Connectivity Consortium; Abstracts Invited for 2011...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20110420wklynewsbrfs.html

EHRs Represent the 'Widgetization' of Medicine

Apr 1, 2011 - I've been on an EHR for six years and totally paperless for at least three. I think the primary target of the meaningful use money isn't doctors like me, who already have EHRs, but doctors who don't, to induce them to start.

AAFP News : Special Report: EHRs

https://www.aafp.org/news/ehr/20110401s-o-granat.html

CMS Pushes MU Attestation, PQRS Reporting Deadlines to March 20

Feb 25, 2015 - CMS has pushed the meaningful use attestation deadline for the Medicare EHR (electronic health record) Incentive Program to March 20.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150225mudeadline.html

New MU Hardship Exemption Application Deadline: July 1

Mar 1, 2016 - CMS recently announced that it has extended the deadline to apply for a meaningful use hardship exemption to July 1.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160301mujuly.html

News in Brief: Week of May 19-23

May 27, 2014 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: AAFP, USPSTF Say Evidence Lacking to Recommend Screening for Suicide; Apply for Meaningful Use Hardship Exception by July 1; High Cholesterol Levels in Couples Can Impair Fecundity; and CMS Launches Stage One of Restructured Quality ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20140527wklynwsbrfs.html

Results of Health IT Research Review Positive Overall, but Some Topics Need More Focus

Jan 21, 2014 - Many family physicians and other health care professionals and organizations have heartily embraced health information technology in recent years. The increased interest in implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) is due, at least to some extent, to federal incentive dollars ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140121oncreview.html

News in Brief: Week of Feb. 13-17

Feb 15, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: More Than 21 Percent of EHR 'Meaningful Users' Are Family Docs; $4.1 Billion Recovered in Health Care Fraud Efforts in 2011; FDA Warns Physicians, Patients About Counterfeit Avastin; and Documentary Looks at Reasons Behind Variations in ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20120215wklynewsbrfs.html

Physicians Gain Extra Time for MU Attestation

Feb 17, 2016 - CMS recently announced an extension of the deadline to attest to meaningful use for 2015 to March 11 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160217ehrextension.html

Federal Government Issues New Health IT Regulations

Jan 6, 2010 - The federal government is one step closer to defining the term meaningful use as it pertains to electronic health records, or EHRs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20100106mean-use.html

News in Brief: Week of Dec. 10-14

Dec 12, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: ONC Creates Meaningful Use Dashboard to Keep Physicians Updated, FDA Issues Updated Safety Review on Chantix, Updated Disaster Preparedness Manual Available, CDC Documents Increases in EMR/EHR Use in Office-based Settings, Cost of ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20121212wklynewsbrfs.html

News in Brief: Week of May 13-17

May 15, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: USPSTF Recommends Screening All Adults for Alcohol Misuse; Guidance Issued on Transfer of Care Measures in Meaningful Use Stage Two; CMS Announces Second Round of Awards for Health Care Innovation Project; Many Americans Are Unaware of ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20130515wklynewsbrfs.html

Don't Miss July 1 Cutoff to Apply for EHR Hardship Exception

Jun 17, 2016 - Family physicians have until July 1 to apply for a meaningful use hardship exception and avoid a 3 percent Medicare penalty in 2017.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160617muexception.html

News in Brief: Week of Nov. 12-16

Nov 14, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: HHS Extends Deadline For State Insurance Exchanges; New Resources Available to Help Physicians Attain EHR Meaningful Use; Physician Recruitment Report Shows Family Physicians in High Demand; Employees Carry Larger Health Care Costs As a ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20121114wklynewsbrfs.html

News in Brief: Week of May 9-13

May 11, 2011 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Register Now for CMS National Call to Learn More About Meaningful Use; Medical School to Build Extension, Expand Class Size to Aid Primary Care; Hawaii Announces Plan for Medicaid Medical Home Model; and Michigan Enacts I'm Sorry ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20110511wklynewsbrfs.html

2016 Advocacy Agenda: Four Things to Know

Jan 19, 2016 - Four key issues stand out on the Academy's advocacy agenda for 2016: influencing the implementation of the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act; meaningful use; reducing administrative complexity; and aligning payers' quality and performance measures.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/2016_advocacy_agenda_four_things.html

The Backbone of American Health Care: Serving Small Practice Family Physicians

Feb 3, 2015 - The number of regulatory burdens family physician face-meaningful use, PQRS, and ICD-10 to name a few-is daunting, especially for small practices. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin highlights the resources the Academy has developed to help practices ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/the_backbone_of_american_health.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

Ready Or Not, ICD-10 is Here

Sep 29, 2015 - ICD-10 will be implemented this week. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the Academy’s resources related to that change. He also offers an update on a bill intended to reform meaningful use (and how you can help).

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/ready_or_not_icd_10.html

Medicare Physician Payment Reform Gets Top Billing During Capitol Hill Visits

Nov 26, 2013 - On Capitol Hill last week, AAFP leaders more than made up for a round of congressional visits scheduled for last month that had to be cancelled because of the federal government shutdown. In a span of less than two days, Academy officers and staff tallied up more than a dozen visits ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20131126caphillvisits.html

Whack the 'WAC'

Oct 27, 2015 - The growing administrative burden on physicians is hampering patient care and fueling physician burnout. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the Academy's efforts to address problems with the meaningful use program and to end ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/whack_the_wac.html

EHR Adoption Pitfalls, Strategies to Overcome Problems Are Focus of White Paper

Jan 23, 2013 - The ability of primary care practices to successfully adopt and use electronic health records (EHRs) is driven, in large part, by how well they integrate EHRs into six major practice areas. That's according to a white paper recently issued by Qualis Health, a nonprofit health care ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130123wirecpaper.html

Researchers Sound Alarm on Health IT Maintenance

Jan 30, 2015 - Maintaining an electronic health record system is difficult for practices with limited resources and it's getting tougher, researchers report.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150130digitaldivide.html

Physicians Report Declining Satisfaction with EHRs

Aug 25, 2015 - A recently released report shows declining physician satisfaction with their electronic health record systems.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150825ehrsatisfaction.html

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