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VA Officials Differ on Success of Backlog Claims Reduction at Hearing

Making Sense of Meaningful Use - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:07

Yesterday, lawmakers on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee heard testimony from federal officials about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ backlog of disability claims. While VA Undersecretary for Benefits Allison Hickey touted reductions in the agency’s processing times for claims, VA Assistant Inspector General Linda Halliday said she did not trust the agency’s statistics. Washington Post et al.

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Lawmakers, Groups Urge CMS To Change EHR Hardship Rules

Making Sense of Meaningful Use - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:02

A group of 89 House lawmakers and the College of American Pathologists are urging CMS to tweak the meaningful use program to avoid payment cuts for pathologists. Meanwhile, the American College of Cardiology is seeking to extend the hardship exemption deadline for Stage 2 of the program. The Hill, CQ HealthBeat.

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ONC Data Show Significant Growth in Physician E-Prescribing Rates

Making Sense of Meaningful Use - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:57

New data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT show that two federal incentive programs have led to significant growth in electronic prescribing. According to the data, the percentage of U.S. doctors who e-prescribe has increased from 7% in 2008 to 70% this year. FierceHealthIT et al.

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Advisory Opinion 12-09

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Advisory Opinion 12-08

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Advisory Opinion 12-06

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Advisory Opinion 12-05

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Advisory Opinion 12-03

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Advisory Opinion 12-02

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