The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published corrections to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program—Stage 2 proposed rule in the April 18 Federal Register. The corrections document fixes several technical and typographical errors in the preamble and regulations text. (more…)
April 27th, 2012
Eligible professionals (EPs), hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) can now get a sneak peak at the full set of proposed clinical quality measures (CQMs) for stage 2 of the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Under a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes to use these CQMs beginning in 2014 to measure EPs’, eligible hospitals’, and CAHs’ ability to use EHRs to provide high-quality health care.
You can view the proposed CQMs and submit feedback online until May 7, 2012.
April 12th, 2012
Wish you had more time to qualify for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs’ 2011 payment year? You’re in luck. (more…)
According to an Integrated Healthcare Strategies survey, hospital staff can expect to see a pay increase for 2012, as such:
- Hospital executives salaries - 2.5 percent increase
- Middle management – 2.8 percent
- Staff – 2.6 percent
March 29th, 2012
If you are a physician who furnishes services to Medicare patients in a primary care geographic health professional shortage area (HPSA) as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), you are eligible for a 10 percent bonus payment for services provided between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012. Psychiatrists who are designated in a geographic mental health HPSA are also eligible for the 10 percent bonus only if their area does NOT already have a geographic primary care HPSA designation.
February 10th, 2012