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Upcoming GA-HITEC events, CMS important updates, EHR related information, and Meaningful use information
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May 29, 2015
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Upcoming Events

CMS Webinar: Taking the Next Step with eCQM 102 for Quality Reporting Programs - How to Implement Quality Measure Updates
This webinar will include an outline of the eCQM annual updates and a discussion of the implementation process and associated workflow implications. There will also be a live Q&A session where participants can ask eHealth experts their questions. Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:00 PM EST

GA-HITEC Webinar: Understanding the Privacy & Security Requirements for Meaningful Use
During this webinar, attendees will learn more about the HIPAA requirements under Meaningful Use and see examples of the CMS online Risk Assessment Tool. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:30 PM EST

GCT2 Webinar Series: Meaningful Use Stage 2 Readiness
Please join us for a monthly series of 30-minute webinars focused on quality improvement in your practice. These webinars collaborate on practice quality improvement, facilitating efforts around cardiac care, diabetes management, and Meaningful Use.  Wednesday, June 24, 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
 

Reports and Resources

New Funding Announcement: Community Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program
This FOA will build upon existing community efforts to ensure health information is appropriately accessed and used to support people improve their health. (June 15, 2015).

Self-Audit Toolkit
Self-audit plays an important role in the fight against healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse.  It is important because it not only helps reduce the risk of fraud, but also improper payments. (Learn More).

ICD-10 Toolkit
The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). Please note, the change to ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures and physician services. (Learn More).

eCQM Library
Each year, CMS makes updates to the electronic specifications of the Clinical Quality Measures approved for submission in CMS programs. (Learn More).

CMS Updates

Weekly CMS updates and highlights with the corresponding resource links.

Deadline: 2015 PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option via Physicial Value - Physician Quality Reporting System Registration System (June 30, 2015).

Deadline: 2016 Hardship Exceptions for Medicare Eligible Professionals (July 1, 2015).

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).
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