Upcoming GA-HITEC events, CMS important updates, EHR related information, and Meaningful use information
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March 13, 2015
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GA-HITEC events and EHR news.

Upcoming Events

GA-HITEC WEBINAR: PQRS: Who, What, Where, Why and How?
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reporting program that uses a combination of incentive payments and negative payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals (EPs). Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:30 PM EST

Meaningful Use: CPHIMS On-Line Review Course Part 4 March 12, 2015

Meaningful Use: Harnessing Hadoop to Drive Better Outcome in Healthcare March 12, 2015

Meaningful Use: Achieving Strategic Onjective with Enterprise Performance Management Jersey City Medical Center Gets It Right March 13, 2015

Reports and Resources

Meaningful Use: Eligible Professionals 2015 Hardship Exception Application
Describes how and who can apply for a 2015 Hardship Exception...(more)

HIMSS Physician Community
HIMSS Physician Community members contribute to advocacy efforts, participate in education offerings, grow their own professional development, access practical tools and participate in networking opportunities....(more)

CMS Innovation Center: Share Your Ideas
CMS is looking for ideas across the health care delivery continuum that achieve better care for patients, better health for our communities, and lower costs through improvement...(more)

CPHIMS Certification

The CPHIMS credential will help your career by:

Demonstrate you meet an international standard of professional knowledge and competence in healthcare information and management systems...(more)

CMS Updates

Weekly CMS updates and highlights with the corresponding resource links.

Home Health Electronic Clinical Template and Home Health Paper Clinical Template
To assist physicians/practitioners in thoroughly documenting patient eligibility for the Medicare home health benefit, CMS is considering the development of a voluntary home health paper clinical template. A voluntary home health electronic clinical template has been in the development process for the past year. March 11, 2015

New EHR Attestation Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals: March 20, 2015
CMS extended the deadline to allow providers extra time to submit their meaningful use data. CMS continues to urge providers to begin attesting for 2014 as soon as they canLearn More

Understanding Medicare Training Session for Continuing Education Credit (CEU)
This session provides an overview of the Medicare program basics - Part A (Hospital insurance), Part B (Medical Insurance), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage), and programs to help people with limited income and resources, and information about additional program resources.
March 17-18, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM both days

CMS Announces the Second Quality Measures Virtual Office Hours Session (Measures 201) in its Getting Started with Quality Measures Series for 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that a Virtual Office Hours (VOH) session regarding Getting Started with Quality Measures (Measures 201) has been scheduled for March 23, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST.

Review CMS Guidance on Part B Drugs and Payment Adjustments for Medicare Programs
Do negative payment adjustments for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM) affect reimbursement for drugs?  Learn More

CMS announces release of 2015 Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report
Today, CMS released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report (2015 Impact Report) Learn More
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