Report: Joint Commission-Accredited Hospitals See Safety, Quality Measures Improvements

American hospitals have continually been improving their performance on key quality measures, according to a new report from the Joint Commission.

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MACRA Strategies for 2017: Advantages and Disadvantages of Four Options
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MACRA Strategies for 2017: Advantages and Disadvantages of Four Options

While the final rule contains many different provisions, this article looks at the advantages and disadvantages of four MACRA options providers can choose to implement in 2017.

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OCR Releases Guidance for HIPAA-Covered Entities to Follow FTC Regulations When Sharing Patient Data

HIPAA-covered entities that share consumer health information also need to comply with regulations under the FTC Act when sharing information for commercial, non-treatment-related purposes, according to newly released guidance OCR.

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AHIMA, Stakeholder Groups Urge Lawmakers to Advance Patient Identity Solutions

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.

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CMS: More Flexibility for MACRA Reporting Program Compliance

In response to numerous stakeholder requests for more time, CMS announced its plan to offer providers more flexibility in complying with the reporting periods tied to MACRA.

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Meaningful Use Attestation Penalties to Kick In October 1

Reductions in Medicare reimbursement will go into effect October 1, 2016 for eligible hospitals that have not yet attested in the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.

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