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Webinar: Rural Health Learning Collaborative – Getting to Know Your Rural and Public Health Partners: February 29, 2016

DATE: Monday, February 29th, 2016
TIME: 3:00 – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Intended Audience: SORH and Other Interested Partners
WHAT: Participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) activities and programs
  • Hear about how FORHP can enhance its efforts in serving rural communities
  • Identify reports, research, and program models to support the implementation and development of healthcare programs and services in rural communities

Webinar on Missouri EHR Incentive Program: March 3, 2016

Diana Jones, Deputy Director of Health Information Systems with MO HealthNet, will review Program Year 2015 changes and required documentation, including:

  • Medicaid Patient Volume Report
  • Contract for Certified EHR System
  • Meaningful Use Summary Report
  • Security Risk Analysis Questionnaire
  • "Active Engagement" for Public Health Reporting
  • Attestation Agreement with Signature
  • Electronic Payment Information

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. Read more »

Hardship Exemption from 2015 Meaningful Use Penalties

The Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act, by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), will grant eligible professionals and hospitals "flexibility in applying the hardship exception for meaningful use for the 2015 EHR reporting period for 2017 payment adjustments."

The legislation will create a blanket hardship exemption from 2015 meaningful use penalties, which would have been assessed in 2017. Eligible professionals will have until March 15 to apply for an exemption, and eligible hospitals will have until April 1.

CMS currently issues exemptions on a case-by-case basis. Read more »

CMS seeks public comment on HIT and EHR products

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have issued a Request for Information (RFI) entitled "Certification Frequency and Requirements for the Reporting of Quality Measures under CMS Programs," available at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/12/31/2015-32931/agency-in.... Read more »

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