Weekly Nephrology/Health IT News Roundup :: April 19, 2012

More Physicians Awarded Meaningful Use Money However, a MedPAC report notes that most doctors have not yet become eligible to earn bonuses for using electronic health records.   Deadline Extended for Appealing Medicare EHR Bonus Physicians who believe they were incorrectly denied a Medicare bonus for using an electronic health record (EHR) system last year […]

PQRS: Looking Back

Last week I had the pleasure of joining several colleagues in the CMS 2012 PQRS kick-off meetings. 2012 marks the 4th year Acumen will participate as a CMS qualified registry. I thought this might be a good time to look back over the PQRS experience as history frequently informs the future. CMS makes this easy […]

Weekly Nephrology/Health IT News Roundup :: April 13, 2012

CMS Backlog Shortchanges Doctors on E-prescribing Exemptions Medicare processing of hardship exemption applications has lagged, hitting physicians with lower pay rates despite the steps they took to prevent the penalty.   HHS Announces ICD-10 Delay The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a 1-year delay in its deadline for implementing the new […]