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CMS Proposed Rule: How to Stretch Without Breaking.

By: Louis Wenzlow, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative Figure 1: Hospitals (I Believe) Likely to be Excluded from IncentivesLet's Get Meaningful One thing we can all agree on: for the EHR incentive program to be meaningful, it needs to be designed to support our national goals of reducing healthcare costs and increasing healthcare quality. We're moving to electronic health records not for the technology's sake, but because we believe the technology is a means to actually help people and....

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How the CMS Proposed Rule Will Raise the Cost of Rural Healthcare.

by Louis Wenzlow, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative Summary CMS' claims regarding the financial benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) for providers are not supported by their source reference material; and the benefits CMS predicts are not likely to materialize, especially for small rural providers. Due to their low volumes, small rural providers are much more likely to see a negative financial ROI on their EHR investments. So EHRs will in all likelihood increase the cost of....

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CMS Proposed Rule Excludes Most Provider-Based Clinics.

by Louis Wenzlow, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative CMS Excludes Most "Provider-Based" Clinics from All EHR Incentives (1-29-10: revised to clearly indicate that RHCs are eligible for Medicaid incentives, whether or not they are provider-based) On December 30th, CMS released its proposed rule for the ARRA electronic health record incentive program. Among the issues that will impact rural providers is which physicians will qualify for the Medicare and Medicaid eligible professional....

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What CMS Says (And Doesn’t Say) About Small and Rural Providers.

by Louis Wenzlow, Rural Wisconsin Health Network Proposed HIT Incentive Rule: What CMS Says (And Doesn't Say) About Small and Rural Providers In order to comply with the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Social Security Act, CMS is required to examine and analyze the impacts of the proposed EHR incentive rule on "small entities" and separately on small rural hospitals. The CMS analyses are noteworthy not for what they say, but for what they don't say, since they reveal literally....

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CMS Excludes “Provider-Based” Clinics from All EHR Incentives.

by Louis Wenzlow, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative On December 30th, CMS released its proposed rule for the ARRA electronic health record incentive program. Among the issues that will impact rural providers is which physicians will qualify for the Medicare and Medicaid eligible professional incentives. Summary My interpretation of which eligible professionals (see Key ARRA Language for definitions of eligible professional) qualify for the incentives is as follows: Eligible ....

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