EHR Incentives and Certifications – Attaining Meaningful Use In 2009, legislation authorized the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to offer health care providers financial incentives to use certified electronic health recording technology (CEHRT) to keep electronic health records (EHRs) on patients. Learn about meaningful use and what’s new in 2018. Meaningful Use Meaningful use…Read more
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HIPAA-Compliant Texting for Medical Professionals Like everyone else, physicians and health-care professionals have taken to texting in a big way. Results of a recent study of health care providers revealed that 64% percent of the physicians surveyed regularly use SMS (text) messaging to send and receive patient data with colleagues. These messages were used to…Read more
Situations When Physicians Will Need a Lawyer To a lot of people, physicians and lawyers do not go together. But the truth is that physicians are more likely to need a lawyer than other people because of the nature of their work. Since their job requires them to interact with a lot of people on…Read more
Rewards Exception to Beneficiary Inducement CMPL The Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services recently passed a regulation providing an exception to certain prohibitions under the Civil Monetary Penalties Law (CMPL). This exception allows pharmacies and other healthcare providers to offer certain access incentives or remunerations to Medicare…Read more
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