martes, 21 de junio de 2016

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Helping Small Practices Prepare for the Quality Payment Program
Over the last few weeks, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made several important announcements related to the Quality Payment Program, which has been proposed to implement the new, bipartisan law changing how Medicare pays clinicians, known as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA. Yesterday, HHS announced $20 million to fund on-the-ground training and education for Medicare clinicians in individual or small group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer. These funds will help provide hands-on training tailored to small practices, especially those that practice in historically under-resourced areas including rural areas, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas.
“Providing these tools to help physicians and other clinicians in small practices navigate new programs is key to making sure they are able to focus on what is most important: the needs of their patients,” said B. Vindell Washington MD, MHCM, FACEP, principal deputy national coordinator. “As with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s funding for Regional Extension Centers, this assistance will help health care providers leverage health information technology to enhance their practices and the care they deliver.”
See Interoperability from a Different View
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is pleased to announce that the Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) has enhanced our map functionality, making it easier for you to see where projects are occurring. The new maps include zoom in and zoom out capabilities, and now allow you to add international projects. It is exciting to see the map of interoperability projects growing each day. If you have not yet shared your interoperability work, we encourage you to do so and join the community of interoperability leaders. Visit the IPG.
Webinar: Improving Health Care Delivery for Children
Registration is open for a webinar to discuss recent research on how health information technology can better support the quality of health care delivered to children and adolescents on June 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will include discussions on pediatric-specific electronic health record functionality and the use of a pediatric registry for reporting quality measures data. Earn 1.5 hours of continuing medical education credits/continuing education units for participating.
CMS Issues Request for Information on Availability and Pre-certification of Medicaid Information Management System Modules
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a request for information (RFI) entitled Modular Solutions for Medicaid IT Enterprise and Pre-certification of Solutions. RFI responses are due by Thursday, July, 14, 2016.
CMS provides states with $5 billion each year to develop and maintain their Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS). States use these systems to process claims and encounters, enroll and pay providers, and manage enrollment and benefits for beneficiaries for the 71 million people receiving coverage through the Medicaid Program. 
With this RFI, CMS seeks public input regarding the availability of modular solutions for Medicaid enterprise systems, specifically for clinical data warehouse and identity management modules. CMS is also soliciting input on the possibility of pre-certification for such modules in order to streamline the development and certification of MMIS.
CMS Webinars on CPIA Performance Category and MIPS scoring
Join this week's encore presentations on the CPIA performance category (June 22) and MIPS scoring (June 24). These will be the final webinars in our series before the comment period closes. Please submit all comments through the Federal Register to ensure consideration from CMS. Submit all comments by 5:00 p.m. ET (for mail or courier submissions) and 11:59 p.m. ET (for electronic submissions) on June 27, 2016. For information, visit the website and review the press release andfact sheet.
Federal Advisory Committee Schedule June 20-24
Tuesday, June 21
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. Joint: Interoperability Experience Task Force Meeting.  Learn more:

Thursday, June 23
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. Collaboration of the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees. Learn more:
*All times are in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted 

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