While the adoption of EHRs in hospitals and physicians’ offices is becoming ubiquitous, complications such as hidden fees and disputes over securing protected health information within systems are as well.
A final rule released last week by ONC, concerning federal oversight of EHRs, is being met with a mixed reaction by payer, provider, and vendor groups.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its hotly anticipated 2,400-page Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Final Rule on Friday. The rule, now open for comment, finalizes the new payment and healthcare quality reforms for those physicians seeking reimbursement for services by Medicare.
The combination of CPOE and clinical decision support programs are meant to provide a robust safeguard against improper medication dosing in the pediatric population, but a new study suggests that the use of such systems within an EHR have varied results.
Efforts to lift the federal ban against allowing Congress to discuss patient identity solutions is picking up momentum, with AHIMA joining provider, payer, and health IT stakeholder groups in asking legislators to make the issue a priority.