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Eligible hospitals and professionals now have until March 13 to attest to the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.

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Hospitals now have until March 13 — instead of Feb. 28 — to submit electronic clinical quality measure data from 2016 to CMS.

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The bill is a step toward expanding Project ECHO, an innovative “hub and spoke” education model created at association member University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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Hosted by the Financial Interest Group, this webinar will help prepare your hospital to implement provisions of the MACRA final rule.

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Under the rule, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology now can conduct direct surveillance of certified health information technology.

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The National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center received the funding to educate health care sector stakeholders, partners on cybersecurity.

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Hospitals and eligible professionals now can register to submit National Health Care Survey data in 2017.

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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 requires CMS to remove Social Security numbers from beneficiaries’ Medicare cards by April 2019.

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The summaries outline efforts by 19 working groups under the "Vital Directions" initiative to improve health care in the United States.

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ONC has released a web-based resource that gives providers comprehensive, easy-to-understand information about applying health information technology.

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ONC is requesting feedback particularly on interoperability as it relates to social determinants of health and collection of gender identity data.

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The new guidance reinforces the importance of compliance with HIPAA to prevent and recover from cyber threats.

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The no-cost continuing education/continuing medical education video on how health IT systems can enable patient-centered care is available until June 30.

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Providers have until July 1 to apply for a hardship exception to avoid a penalty for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

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The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model will encourage primary care practices to transform care delivery, including by increasing care management and coordination.

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Learn how one hospital's quality transparency initiative is helping to meet the public's growing demand for information.

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Updated guidance clarifies that covered entities may use and disclose protected health information for treatment or for quality and other health care operations.

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Banner Health is expanding its telehealth program to new areas of its hospitals, such as medical/surgical and stepdown units, and even into patients’ homes.

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Hospitals, providers can claim exclusions for public health meaningful use measures to avoid inadvertent penalties from the 2015 EHR Incentive Program final rule.

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Agency's decision to extend deadline to July 1 gives eligible hospitals an additional three months to file for an exception.

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Telehealth Network Grant Program will award up to 20 grants for a maximum of $300,000 annually to expand services; applications are due April 8.

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Eligible hospitals now have until March 11 to show meaningful use of EHR technology or face a Medicare payment adjustment in 2017.

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New, streamlined process requires less information from hospitals for application; deadline to apply is April 1.

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America's Essential Hospitals initiative supports hospital's development of an electronic referral, or eReferral, program to connect vulnerable patients to much-needed specialty services.

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Agencies seek information on quality reporting to help reduce the burden on eligible hospitals and providers; comments are due Feb. 1.

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CMS now able to grant categorical exceptions to essential providers and hospitals that did not meet 2015 requirements; hospital applications due April 1.

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CMS website includes information on changes to Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in recent final rule.

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Hospitals must establish and implement policies and procedures for managing alarms starting Jan. 1, 2016.

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New report from ECRI Institute also lists failure to respond to clinical alarms, unsafe injection practices, and insufficient training among top hazards.

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In three FAQs, agency provides guidance on how to attest to health information exchange and patient electronic access measures, as well as objectives that require patient action.

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Report on National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care details progress made toward better care, lower costs, and improved health.

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America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.