Author: Michael Burger

CDS Hooks Are Win-Win-Win for Providers, Patients and Health IT Vendors

By Michael Burger, EDI Practice Lead CDS Hooks are a new SMART on FHIR technology that will enable providers to receive timely information about individual patients, their condition and potential …

Kicking Back the Anti-Kickback Rules for Patient Data Sharing?

By Michael Burger, Practice Lead, EHRs and EDI The government anti-kickback statute, aka the Stark legislation, prohibits physician ownership and involvement in certain kinds of healthcare activities. It’s long been …

Regulations and EHRs: All Pain and No Gain?

By Michael Burger, EDI and EHR Practice Lead I recently read a summary of a Capitol Hill hearing that focused on the impact of healthcare’s administrative burden on costs and …

EHR Vendors: Are You Ready for Standards Changes Coming Soon to ePrescribing?

By Michael Burger, EHR and EDI Practice Lead We’ve seen a flurry of regulatory activity lately from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Among all the requirements, three …

Medicare Announces New Requirements Affecting EHRs

 By Michael Burger, Practice Lead, EHRs and EDI Heads up, electronic health record (EHR) vendors. Medicare has proposed big changes for fiscal year 2019. Many will affect how EHRS …

ePrescribing Impact: Medicare Part D Migration to NCPDP SCRIPT version 201701

By Michael Burger, Practice Lead, EHRs and EDI Medicare Part D will officially adopt NCPDP SCRIPT version 201701 for electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) on January 1, 2020 and will simultaneously retire …

New Benefit Check Solution Could Revolutionize e-Prescribing

By Michael Burger, Practice Lead, EHRs and EDI CoverMyMeds recently announced a new product, RxBenefit Clarity (RxBC), in conjunction with RelayHealth Pharmacy Solutions.  Both companies are part of McKesson Rx …

e-Prescribing Showing Return on Investment for Diabetes Care

by Michael Burger, Senior Consultant As electronic prescribing (e-Prescribing) rolled out over the last decade, some stakeholders were concerned with whether the expenditures were justified and would realize a return …

Enhancing Today’s Health IT to Stem the Tide of Opioid Abuse

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant I read with interest Joel White’s Op-Ed piece entitled Leverage the Power of Health IT to Stem the Tide of Opioid Abuse. One statement stood …

Good News for Vendors: ONC to Significantly Ratchet Back EHR Certification and Enforcement

By Michael Burger and Chuck Frederick, Senior Consultants Vendors of electronic health records (EHRs) should be doing a happy dance over the recent announcement from the Office of the National …