EHRs

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 …

State and Federal Regulations Continue to Target the Opioid Epidemic and Part D Prescribing

By Keith Fisher, R.Ph. and Michelle Soble, R.Ph. Co-Leads, POCP Regulatory Resource Center Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.¹ In …

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 …

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 …

Five Ways the Opioid Epidemic Impacts Electronic Health Records

By Connie Sinclair, Director, Regulatory Resource Center Lawmakers are reacting to America’s opioid epidemic by creating new mandates that will affect electronic health records (EHRs). Compliance will create many challenges …

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 …

EHRs Are Not a Magic Bullet

  By Michael Burger, Practice Lead, EHRs and EDI Electronic health records (EHRs) are taking a lot of heat these days. Lloyd Minor, M.D., the dean of Stanford University’s School …

EHRs Offer Ready-Made Tools for Population Health Management

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant Providers need tools for population health management (PHM) for reimbursement as well as reporting on metrics for related activities and quality improvement. While most physicians …

5 Ways the AMA’s 21 Prior Authorization Principles Impact Electronic Health Records

By Michael Burger Recently a multi-stakeholder consortium led by the American Medical Association (AMA) published a white paper entitled “Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform Principles.” This paper identifies 21 …