Meaningful Use and Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement Requirements by Private, Public Payers

June 20, 2017 - Although patient-centered care relies on positive patient-provider relationships, various private payers and public insurers face differing patient engagement requirements. Providers may see different incentive payments based upon a patient’s primary healthcare payer. MACRA and meaningful use, both pertaining to Medicare beneficiaries, have their own set of concrete requirements...

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Patient Portal Use Lagging Despite Strong Provider Support

by Sara Heath

Although most healthcare organizations offer patients access to their individual health records, less than one-third of patients look at that data on the patient portal, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office...

2017 Patient Engagement Requirements for MACRA, Meaningful Use

by Sara Heath

As 2017 approaches, healthcare professionals should prepare for new sets of reporting requirements, including patient engagement provisions under meaningful use for hospitals and MACRA for eligible clinicians. With reimbursement rates...

Groups Urge Robust Patient Engagement in Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Sara Heath

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) and two dozen other industry groups are urging CMS  to maintain robust patient engagement requirements as a part of Stage 3 meaningful use, according to a press release. In a letter to HHS...

How MACRA, MIPS will Help Deliver Patient-Centered Care

by Sara Heath

CMS has announced its proposed rule for implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which centrally focus on delivering patient-centered care. According to an...

Personal Health Record Adoption Rates Exceed MU Requirements

by Sara Heath

Patient preferences for engagement tools, such as personal health records, may be outpacing meaningful use’s patient engagement requirements, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The...

Breaking Down the Role of Patient Engagement in Meaningful Use

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement is not just a new patient-centered care philosophy. For providers and hospitals participating in the EHR Incentive Programs, patient engagement is a critical part of receiving incentive payments. Between the different...


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