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

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Identifying the Health Equity Impact of the CMS Meaningful Use Stage 3 and ONC 2015 Edition Standards & Certification Criteria Proposed Rules
This webinar will apply a health equity lens to identify the impact of the proposed rules on the reduction of health disparities.  The purpose of this webinar is to provide an evidence-based analysis of the proposals with regard to the advancement of health equity. Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:30 PM EST

Metro Atlanta Chamber Event: Member Reception hosted by Athenahealth
Athenahealth provides cloud based services for EHRs, revenue cycle management, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health management. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 5:30 - 7:00 PM EST

Georgia HIMSS: 6th Annual Golf Classic and Fundraiser
Tournament proceeds will support our statewide Community Health Initiative and provide College Scholarships to Georgia students planning careers in Health Information Technology in Georgia. May 19, 2015

Reports and Resources

Georgia Department of Community Health: Patient Volume Calculator
To participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, an Eligible Professional must meet certain Medicaid patient volume thresholds. The links below feature chapters that explain the eligibility criteria for the program. (Learn more).

2015 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course
The NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course is a two-week intensive course held August 3-14, 2015, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Application Deadline: May 26, 2015.

CMS Updates

Weekly CMS updates and highlights with the corresponding resource links.

Modifications to Meaningful Use for 2015 - 2017: Realigning the EHR Incentive Programs to support health information exchange and quality (Learn more).

More than $29 Billion paid under EHR Incentive Programs (Learn more).

Deadline: Long - Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program Data Submission May 15, 2015  (Learn more).

Now Open: Comment Period for Meaningful Use Stage 3 NPRM May 29, 2015 (Learn more).

Proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (Learn more).

PQRS Toolkit for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) BIlling (Learn more).

ICD 10 Medscape Modules for CME/CE Credits (Learn more).

Newly Revised: 2015 PQRS Implementation Guide  (Learn more).

Pioneer ACO Model Certified to Meet Affordable Care Act (ACA)  (Learn more).

Program Intergrity: Self - Audit Toolikit (Learn more).
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