Upcoming GA-HITEC events, CMS important updates, EHR related information, and Meaningful use information
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March 25, 2015
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GA-HITEC events and EHR news.

Upcoming Events

Webinar - Georgia Clinical Transformation Team: "Using the PDSA Change Model to Increase Diabetes Control in Your Practice"
Please join us for a monthly series of 30-minute webinars focused on quality improvement in your practice brought to you by the Georgia Clinical Transformation Team (GCT2). Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:30 PM EST

Web Event - ONC "Standards: Transport & Security Standards Workgroup"
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 3:30 PM EST

Help Set Health Policy: Interoperability Roadmap Public Comments
ONC is accepting public comments on Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Draft Version 1.0. The comment period ends at 5 p.m. on April 3, 2015

Help Set Health Policy: 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory Public Comments
ONC is accepting public comments on the open draft of the 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory. The comment period will be open for approximately 90 days and will end at 5 pm EDT on Friday, May 1st, 2015

Reports and Resources

Funding Opportunity: New ONC Grants (Learn more)
  • Advance Interoperable Health Information Techcnology Services to Support Health Information Exchange ($28M)
  • Workforce Training to Educate Health Care Professional in Health Information Technology ($6.4M)
  • Community Health Peer Learning Program ($1.7M)

Certification Program: About the ONC Health IT Certification Program (Learn more)

CMS Updates

Weekly CMS updates and highlights with the corresponding resource links.

CMS Web Event: Home Health Compare Star Ratings Preview Reports - Orientation Session
This session will review the format of the new Home Health Compare (HHC) Star Rating Provider Preview Reports that will be made available to home health agencies in late March/early April. 3/26/2015

CMS Announces Submission Time Frames for 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Data
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce the 2014 PQRS data submission time frames.  The next deadline is 3/31/2015  (Learn more).

CMS 2015 PQRS: Electronic Health Records Reporting Made Simple
This document applies only to EHR - based reporting for PQRS. It does not provide guidance for other Medicare or Medicaid incentive programs (Learn more).

2015 - 2017 Physician Quality Reporting Systems (PQRS) Timeline (Learn more).

CMS Meaningful Use Stage 3
CMS document to be published 3/30/2015 (Learn more).
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