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The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advancing Care Information

CMS updates its MIPS information blocking requirements to specify that providers must attest they have not disabled EHR interoperability functions, or intentionally implemented their EHR in a way that limits data exchange, and that they respond to data requests from patients and providers quickly.

MEDITECH Form Q-10

Meditech reports Q3 results: revenue grew 9.8 percent to $122 million, EPS $0.47 vs. $0.68. Product revenue jumped 50 percent while service revenue dropped by three percent.

MCH sees major issues with medical record system conversion

The April 1 Cerner go-live at Medical Center Health System (TX) leads to billing delays that have pushed administrators to hire outside help to reduce accounts receivable prior to the end of the hospital’s FY.

10 percent revived by Narcan in Mass. died within year, study says

Researchers in Massachusetts find that one in 10 residents who were revived from an opioid overdose by Narcan went on to die within a year because their underlying substance-use disorder went untreated. The studies lead author says that hospitals should be referring patients to outpatient rehabilitation treatment centers and immediately prescribing Suboxone or Methadone, but few do.

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