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CMS proposes stage 2 hardship exemption extension

CMS proposes stage 2 hardship exemption extension

So far, 2014 has been a year of delays and postponements for the health care industry.

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Hospital-based quality of care improves alongside meaningful use, studies suggest

Hospital-based quality of care improves alongside meaningful use, studies suggest

For the better part of the last decade, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have mandated the use of electronic medical records and other new technologies.

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First hospitals achieve MU stage 2, but plenty of work remains

First hospitals achieve MU stage 2, but plenty of work remains

Amid the media storm surrounding the delay of ICD-10 and the recent proposal for a new deadline published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, meaningful use stage 2 has received very little attention from health care media.

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How Google Glass might help with meaningful use

How Google Glass might help with meaningful use

The health care industry is a result-driven business, and new technologies or surgical procedures are often adopted when they show great promise for improving patient conditions or quality of care.

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CMS' EMR incentive payments top $22.5 billion estimate

CMS' EMR incentive payments top $22.5 billion estimate

Between meaningful use's progression to stage 2 and the impending transition to the new ICD-10 medical billing services, there are few health care professionals who have not been working around the clock to satisfy the requirements of these federal programs.

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CMS updates meaningful use hardship exemption guidelines

CMS updates meaningful use hardship exemption guidelines

Between the Affordable Care Act, meaningful use progressing fully into stage 2 and the transition to the new ICD-10 medical billing service fast approaching at the beginning of October, reform has come all at once to the health care industry.

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EMR certification, prompt responses are key in meaningful use audit process

EMR certification, prompt responses are key in meaningful use audit process

As more providers are attesting for incentive payments based on their use of electronic medical records within the meaningful use program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is approaching it's $27 million budget.

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