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Kay Jackson, Education and Advisory Manager, Iatric Systems

Kay Jackson is in charge of education and is an advisory manager for Iatric Systems. She has held various product management positions since joining Iatric Systems in 2006, including Meaningful Use and Revenue Cycle Improvement. She brings over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry.

What’s new with the CHPL (Certified Health IT Product List) and Certification Surveillance?

Have you noted the changes in the CHPL? In my opinion, the changes make it easier for you, as a healthcare provider, to check for your full list of certified products, and to secure your Medicare ID number each year to attest.

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Meaningful Use Audits: It All Comes Down to Documentation: Are You Prepared?

CMS has been auditing Meaningful Use payments since 2012, and since that time, we’ve been helping our customers through the process. Our experience has proven time and time again, the better a site prepares now, the more likely it is that the site will pass. This includes tracking of how they met their reporting measures and which supporting documents are to be provided to the auditor.

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"What's Going On, CMS?"

If you’re asking: “What the heck is going on with Meaningful Use? Is it over? Are we done?” then you’re not alone. The announcement released this week by Andy Slavett, stating that Meaningful Use will soon come an end, has the industry more confused than ever.

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Happy eCQM Days Are Here

The 2016 IPPS final rule has been released for clinical quality measures. It now requires hospitals to report Meaningful Use clinical quality measures via an electronic submission method for 2016.  

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NPRM Changes to Core 6.2 Patient Engagement

Staying Focused On Patient Engagement Despite Proposed NPRM Changes for 6.2

With the proposed changes for Meaningful Use Stage 2, I’m often asked for advice. One piece of advice that I offer has people stopping in their tracks. Despite the “relief” on patient engagement requirements being offered with the proposed changes for Core 6.2, I say to our customers over and over again: “Ignore the change to Core 6.2 and keep going with your current patient engagement plans!”

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Stage 3 2015 Proposed NPRM: What is CMS Thinking?

As of last September, I’ve been watching for CMS to officially announce the switch to a shorter EHR reporting period for 2015. At that time, Congress first introduced Bill H.R. 270, designed to allow for a 90-day Meaningful Use reporting period, and the bill was supported by 33 co-sponsors.

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Meaningful Use Stage 3 – Lots of Questions, Few Answers

After getting through a dense reading of the NPRM for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use in one long day (all 301 pages), my goal is to help our readers look ahead and plan for Stage 3.

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