This week Keith Boone made an interesting post on the future of FHIR and pontificating on which version ONC will adopt on its forthcoming regulations around 21st Century Cures and information blocking. He sees two possible choices: FHIR DSTU2 with Argonaut, or the newer FHIR R4 with US Core, either of these with SMART on FHIR, and his bet is on FHIR R4 with US Core and SMART on FHIR. Like Keith, I expect ONC to adopt a specific set of FHIR requirements instead of the general
With the launch of 2015 Edition certification testing back in April 2016, we are now nearing the two year mark of this 2015 Edition certification period in health IT. With the new year here, it would be a good time to take a fresh look at what is currently certified on the CHPL for 2015 Edition. Over the years, I have tracked the state of EHR certification at various points to give us some historical perspective, and I want to see where we stand and perhaps guess at where we
Lost amidst the long awaited MIPS/APM Incentive rule and long overdue 21st Century Cures Act, CMS also dropped their Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center payment system Final Rule (OPPS/ASC). Within this, CMS introduced some changes to some of their EHR Incentive Program which impacts both providers and developers, including changes to the required measures and reporting period. You can read a good summary of thi
While we are still in the quiet period before MIPS or some other key rules come out later this year, a few things were happening with CMS that health IT developers might want to know about.
In early August, CMS released a NPRM for Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models; Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; And Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (that is a mouthful). This is another of its episodic bundle payment pro