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ONC and CMS to Host Webinars on the Recently Released Interoperability and Information Blocking Final Rules

On Monday, March 9, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released its long awaited final rule adopting exceptions to the Cures Act’s information blocking prohibition and updates to the ONC’s health IT cer...

ONC Publishes Strategy to Reduce Administrative Burden Related to Health IT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently released the Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT a...

ONC Posts Interoperability Forum Slides

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) hosted an annual Interoperability Forum to discuss trends and solutions for the implementation and adoption of various health IT practices. Slides and a recording of the plenary session from ...

CMS Updates Data Element Library

The Data Element Library (DEL) collects all relevant information for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid assessment instrument data elements and the association health IT standards. The DEL posted new updates:

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    Upcoming Health IT Advisory Committee Meeting on July 11

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is holding a Health IT Advisory Committee meeting on July 11, 2019, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm ET. The link to participate online is here. Audio participants can dial-in thr...

    OIG Report Finds Challenges with ACO Care Coordination

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) held site visits and interviews at six accountable care organizations (ACOs) – four participating in the Next Generation ACO model and two in the Medicare Shared Savings Program – to evaluate how ACOs are usi...

    ONC Releases Data Brief on Use of Electronic Records by Office-Based Physicians

    As required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) recently released a report on the use of electronic records by office-based physicians. Overall the report found that interoperabili...

    CPC+ First Annual Report Posted

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first annual report of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) payment model. CPC+ is the largest primary care payment and delivery reform ever tested in the US. In January 2017 it ...

    CMS Holds Call on Data Element Library for Post-Acute Care

    On March 19, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a call from 1:30 to 3 pm ET on the recently released CMS Data Element Library (DEL). The DEL is a database of post-acute care patient assessment content mapped to natio...

    ONC Releases Report to Congress: Adoption Increasing but Recommend Areas for Improvement

    As required by law, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released its 2018 Report to Congress. This annual report provides an update on the progress towards the nationwide adoption of electronic use and exchange of health information. The rep...

    ONC Releases Draft Strategy to Reduce Health IT Burden

    On November 28, 2018, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a draft strategy to help reduce administrative and regulatory burden on clinicians caused by the use of health information technology (health IT) such as electr...