A collection of news articles on gastroenterology and other issues relevant to physicians and administrators in independent GI practices.
Corrects unfair meaningful use provisions for physicians who perform procedures in ambulatory surgery centers June 17, 2015, Washington, D.C. – The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) today applauds passage of the Electronic Health Fairness Act in the House of Representatives, which was approved as part of a broader Medicare package (H.R. 2570) by voice vote. […]
By Vera Gruessner Full article at EHRIntelligence Previously, meaningful use requirements made it difficult for healthcare providers to receive financial incentives from the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs if they send their patients to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Since ASCs do not have certified EHR technology, it was not possible for providers to obtain […]
By Frank Irving Read full article in Medical Practice Insider The basis of the current meaningful use program, the HITECH Act of 2009, created certification standards and incentives for adopting EHR technology in physician office and hospital settings — but it did not account for EHRs used in ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). That distinction has […]
Read full article in iHealthBeat On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved by voice vote a bill (S 1347) that would exclude patient encounters at ambulatory surgical centers from the meaningful use program, Politico’s “Morning eHealth” reports. Under the 2009 economic stimulus package, providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health records can […]