Electronic Health Record (EHR) Workflow-Integrated Messaging Assists Enhance the Adult Vaccination Rate
Routinely suggested vaccinations for influenza (flu), pneumococcal, tetanus, and shingles in the United States are cost-effective treatments that can be utilized to stop high-incidence conditions that extremely affect older adults. In ambulatory care and community settings, the immunizations are widely available, and are covered by health insurance plans, involving Medicare and Medicaid. Instead of this, vaccination rates among the older adults are substantially lower in contrast to the targets set by the Healthy People 2020 initiative, a program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to acquire a number of national health related goals involving increasing immunization rates and decreasing preventable infectious diseases. CDC taskforce suggestions for dealing this issue have identified various significant focus areas, involving provider or system based interventions.
$20 million is being awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to eleven organizations and up to $80 million over the next 4 years to train clinicians in the quality payment program (QPP) of the MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act).
The expenditures of National health are projected to rise at a rate of 5.6 percent on average each year over the coming decade after previous year's dip of 4.8 percent from 5.8 percent in the year of 2015, latest estimates from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) show.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals is marketing an electronic documentation system for post-acute rehabilitation to other rehab hospitals across the nation after co-establishing the system with Allscripts, their core software vendor. The Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals also consist of 2 acute care facilities and ancillary providers serving the Lincoln and Omaha regions of Nebraska.
The Grady Health System of Atlanta which is believed to be one of the greatest public health systems in the country has achieved Stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.
In accordance to the announcement made on Wednesday, the FastMed Urgent Care has launched its first Dallas-area facility, its 114th overall. The Dallas location gives care for minor medical requirements such as colds and viruses, to stitches and minor surgeries. In regard to accepting most insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid, the clinic will also provide the FastMed Savings Plan, a program developed to make healthcare more manageable by offering self-pay sufferers discounted care and services.
In accordance to the announcement of Nextech Systems, their full product suite of specialty-focused server- and cloud-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management (PM) solutions are certified to support 2017 reporting requirements for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act's (MACRA's) Medicare Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has partnered with the Altarum Institute to debunk the argument by Elliot Fisher, MD, director of Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, that Bundled Payments for Care Initiative of CMS increases procedure volume.
For several hospitals, dispensing pre-assembled medication trays—various consisting of more than fifty drugs for different medical processes—can be a labor-intensive, time-consuming task for pharmacy staffs.
Although, RFID technology is being leveraged by New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (NYPBMH) to decrease the price and time needed to handle its medication tray assembly procedure by automating tray dispensing. At the similar time, executives there say the facility has made better accuracy and eradicated human mistake.
According to guidance issued today by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), suppliers will not require resubmitting claims to get retroactive payment adjustments mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act.