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Opting Out of Medicare: How to Get Out and Stay Out -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Physicians can cut ties with Medicare and privately contract with Medicare beneficiaries, but doing it incorrectly can be costly.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p17.html

Transitioning to Direct Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Imagine practicing medicine without all the administrative burdens related to billing insurance. Here’s how one physician made the switch.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0700/p29.html

AAFP News - Jan 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0101/p7.html

AAFP News - Feb 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p273.html

AAFP News - Oct 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/p745.html

AAFP News - Feb 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/p239.html

AAFP News - Sep 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/p485.html

Prolotherapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2011 - Prolotherapy is an injection-based complementary therapy for common chronic musculoskeletal conditions including tendinopathy, knee osteoarthritis, and low back pain. It involves the injection of irritant solutions into tender ligamentous and tendinous attachments and adjacent joint ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1201/p1208.html

What My Cancer Taught Me: Quit Smoking Before It's Too Late - Close-ups - American ...

Dec 1, 2011 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1201/p1221.html

AAFP News - Dec 15, 2011 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1329.html

AAFP News - Jul 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/p125.html

AAFP News - Sep 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p497.html

AAFP News - Apr 15, 2013 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2013 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0415/p538.html

AAFP News - Aug 1, 2015 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2015 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p173.html

Common Skin Rashes in Children - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2015 - Because childhood rashes may be difficult to differentiate by appearance alone, it is important to consider the entire clinical presentation to help make the appropriate diagnosis. Considerations include the appearance and location of the rash; the clinical course; and associated ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p211.html

Hyperpigmented Plaques on the Feet - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2015 - A man presented with asymptomatic blue-gray lesions on both feet that were darkening over time. He was using several medications.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p219.html

AAFP News - Jan 1, 2016 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p13.html

Letters - Feb 2003 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2003 - ...Making Sense of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Second Wave or Tsunami? E-Prescribing: Why the Fuss? Good Medicine: E-Prescribing Editor's Collections Prescription Management Related Topic Searches E-prescribing MOST RECENT ISSUE Jan-Feb 2021 Access the latest issue...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0200/p14a.html

Letters - Jan-Feb 2009 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - ...Making Sense of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Second Wave or Tsunami? E-Prescribing: Why the Fuss? Good Medicine: E-Prescribing Editor's Collections Prescription Management Related Topic Searches E-prescribing MOST RECENT ISSUE Jan-Feb 2021 Access the latest issue...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p6.html

Letters - Jul-Aug 2011 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2011 - ...of Family Medicine report. Released in 2004, this advocacy path predates the recent wave of federal programs to support EHR adoption and meaningful use. It is difficult to refute the transformational role that digital information management has had on information-rich industries...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0700/p8.html

Letters - May-Jun 2013 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - ...works. My office has been implementing these practices, and our performance measures have improved, and we have consistently captured meaningful-use dollars and other incentives that are out there. These bonuses account for 25 percent of our revenue. I suggest that everyone should...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p11b.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2013 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - ...Making Sense of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Second Wave or Tsunami? In Support of Buprenorphine Deregulation Editor's Collections Prescription Management Practice Pearls Related Topic Searches Drug therapy MOST RECENT ISSUE Jan-Feb 2021 Access the latest issue...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p29.html

Practice Pearls - Jan-Feb 2014 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - ...this way, thereby avoiding the multiple unsuccessful attempts to reach the patient in other ways, such as the telephone. Additionally, meaningful use Stage 2 requires that more than 50 percent of patients must have online chart access and 5 percent must use web portal messaging....

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p26.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2015 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - ...physicians change systems. Physicians participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must review this analysis annually to meet meaningful use requirements. All physicians are also subject to the Breach Notification Rule, which assigns liability and fines for certain improper...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p32.html

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2015 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - ...with them, my practice was concerned. These summaries contain valuable and personal information and are required for compliance with meaningful use rules, but our patients were tossing them on the way out the door. Our solution? We removed the trash can. This change increased the...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p50.html

A Quick Review of Reassignment Can Help Avert Fraud Accusations -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - The author explains the Medicare policy on reassignment, the exceptions and why it's important in the current climate of increased fraud and abuse enforcement.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p21.html

Implementing an EMR System: One Clinic's Experience -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - This residency’s implementation plan succeeded by leaving as little as possible to chance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p37.html

A Physician's Guide to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs

...of rules and regulations that govern how physicians and hos- pitals may start to receive incentive payments beginning in 2011 for the meaningful use of certified EHR tech- nology. The programs are voluntary, but the incentives for participation and the penalties for...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/fpm20100900p17.pdf

fpm20140100p19.pdf

...Making Sense of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Second Wave or Tsunami? JASON MITCHELL, MD, AND STEVEN E. WALDREN, MD For the past three years, many physicians and other eligible pro-fessionals have worked to comply with Stage 1 of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/fpm20140100p19.pdf

fpm20160100p17.pdf

...The Evolution of Meaningful Use: Today, Stage 3, and Beyond Steven E. Waldren, MD, and Erin Solis The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Oct. 6, 2015, released a final rule...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/fpm20160100p17.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on the 2018 Proposed Quality Payment Program Regulation

...requiring a full year of quality reporting for the 2018 performance year. Since over 70 percent of AAFP members participate in the Meaningful Use Program and over 50 percent of member in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), family physicians are experienced in reporting...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018ProposedQPP-081817.pdf

fpm20110900p14.pdf

...the last effective date a physician could begin meaningful use of certi- fied electronic health record (EHR) technology and still qualify for a Medicare EHR incentive payment in 2011, given that 90 consecutive days of meaningful use are required to qualify. The handy timer...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0900/fpm20110900p14.pdf

fpm20150100p13.pdf

...inability to achieve the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ meaningful use require- ments, poor usability, poor vendor support and training, and the desire to get everyone in a health system on the same EHR were the next most common reasons for making the change. (See...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/fpm20150100p13.pdf

Treating Tobacco Dependence Practice Manual

...Standardize the system Meaningful Use of EHRs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tobacco-use registries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 E-visits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Group visits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/practice-manual.pdf

fpm20131100p7.pdf

...HOW TO SURVIVE AN EHR MEANINGFUL USE AUDIT Andrew Pasternak, MD, MS In 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Ser-vices (CMS) implemented the meaningful use (MU) program to promote the use of electronic health records (EHRs) in hospitals and physician offices. If...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/fpm20131100p7.pdf

Deadline extended for certain PQRS reporting -- FPM

Deadline extended for certain PQRS reporting

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/deadline_extended_for_certain_pqrs.html

"Will the Feds Really Buy Me and EHR?" and Other Commonly Asked Questions About the ...

...Any physician who participates in the Medicare Part-B program and meaningfully uses a qualified EHR system will be eligible to receive the incentive payments. Payments will be sent to the individual physician, not to the practice. To qualify for the Medicaid incentives, a...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0700/fpm20090700p19.pdf

MIPS: A Primer on the New Payment Model

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act established two distinct payment systems for physicians. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an introduction to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/mips_a_primer_on_the.html

Changing the Conversation: What Would It Take to Make Using Our EHRs Truly Meaningful?

Changing the Conversation: What Would It Take to Make Using Our EHRs Truly Meaningful?

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/changing_the_conversation_what_would.html

fpm20140700p18.pdf

...the relative youth of the technol- ogy, the difficulty of choosing the right system on the first try, and the increasing difficulty of Meaningful Use, chances are quite good that many more practices will be abandoning their current EHRs for new ones. If you have already made the...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/fpm20140700p18.pdf

AAFP News Now

...Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records, Stage 2: Positives and Negatives Just as many family physicians were getting comfortable with the requirements of stage 1 of meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), the HHS has released the final rule for stage 2 of meaningful...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/afp20121001p605.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS with Final Comments on the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ...

...approval from CMS, through their State Medicaid HIT Plans (SMHP), similar to the flexibility granted states to modify the definition of meaningful use. CMS proposes that any eCQMs identified via any of these mechanisms be considered high-priority measures for EPs participating...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2019ProposedMPFS-090618.pdf

2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP Response to the CMS 2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2104ProposedMPFS-082913.pdf

ehr-tobacco-cessation.pdf

...Meaningful Use The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), provides incentives and penalties to eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs) that adopt...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/ehr-tobacco-cessation.pdf

AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019

...EP conducts the analysis after the EP attests to meaningful use of CEHRT to the state. EPs would be required to attest that they will complete a security-risk analysis by December 31, 2021, if they have not completed one by meaningful use attestation. AAFP Response Reducing quality...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-2020ProposedMPFSComments-091819.pdf

fpm20110700p23.pdf

...With government incentive checks for meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) technology already in the hands of some physicians and with the concomitant acceleration of computerization, it seems high time for another survey of user satisfaction with EHR systems. As with our...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0700/fpm20110700p23.pdf

fpm20120500p19.pdf

...a few minutes to complete the 2012 EHR user-satisfaction survey. With practices already collecting incentives from the govern- ment for meaningful use of EHRs, more and more physi- cians are getting into the market, so this is a particularly good time to make your opinion known. You...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/fpm20120500p19.pdf

Browse FPM Documents on Topic: org.aafp.jms.model.TaxonomyTerm@67d28d35

...Meaningful use January/February 2016 Issue The Evolution of Meaningful Use: Today, Stage 3, and Beyond [Feature] The late-breaking regulations for electronic health records require practices to get up to speed quickly. January/February 2014 Issue Making Sense of...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=261

AAFP News Now

...Agencies Release Final Rules on Meaningful Use of EHRs Two final rules that define and support the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) were recently released. One rule, issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, iden- tifies...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/afp20100815p331.pdf

AAFP NEWS NOW

...began in 2011 and remains the starting point, indicates that meaningful use consists of transferring data to EHRs and being able to share information. Stage 2, which is to be implemented in 2014, indicates that meaningful use includes new standards such as online access for patients...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/afp20120401p675.pdf

afp20140701p10.pdf

...Proposed Rule from CMS Would Stretch Timeline on Meaningful Use Requirements Family physicians and other health care professionals who are navigating a maze of meaningful use rules may get a reprieve of sorts. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/afp20140701p10.pdf

A Fundamental Asset in Health Care: Valuing Family Physicians

...32. Ornstein SM, Nemeth LS, Nietert P, Jenkins RG, Wessell AM, Litvin CB. Learning from primary care meaningful use exemplars. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015;28(3):360-370. 33. Mold, JW, Lawler F, Schauf KJ, Aspy CB. Does patient assessment of the quality of the primary care they...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/payment/Valuing-FPs.pdf

Patient Portals: Useful Resource But Expensive Mandate

Patient Portals: Useful Resource But Expensive Mandate

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/patient_portals_useful_resource_or.html

Physician Burnout: The AAFP Is Winning Battles For You

Physician Burnout: The AAFP Is Winning Battles For You

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/physician_burnout_the_aafp_is.html

More physicians using EHR, but little information flowing between them -- FPM

More physicians using EHR, but little information flowing between them

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/more_physicians_using_ehr_but.html

SocialMediaFamPhys.pdf

...Is social media use part of "meaningful use"? Meaningful use, in the terminology of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is the use of a certified electronic health record (EHR) system to achieve various specified goals. None of those goals currently requires the use of...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_site/SocialMediaFamPhys.pdf

fpm20120500p19-rt1.pdf

...Have you successfully attested to the Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentive program that you are a meaningful user? l Yes l No Have you ever switched to a new EHR because you or others in your practice were unhappy with your prior EHR? l Yes l No Disclosure (select one):...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0500/fpm20120500p19-rt1.pdf

fpm20121100p23.pdf

...• This EHR makes it easy to qualify for meaningful use incentive dollars from Medicare or Medicaid. • This EHR doesn’t just enable me to meet meaningful use criteria; it actually helps me provide better patient care. • E-prescribing is fast, easy, and error-free with this EHR....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/fpm20121100p23.pdf

fpm20140100p4.pdf

...called Meaningful Use Stage 2, ICD-10, and the Affordable Care Act. But don’t fear, we can safely navigate this troubled yellow brick road. I hope. Take a deep breath. Roll up your sleeves. Learn to meditate in your free time. It’s going to be a tough year. Meaningful Use...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/fpm20140100p4.pdf

fpm20140700p18-rt1.pdf

...Meaningful Use. We were unable to achieve Meaningful Use with our prior EHR.     Support/training. We had poor vendor support/training for our prior EHR.     Financial viability of vendor. The vendor of our prior EHR went out of business or appeared to have financial...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/fpm20140700p18-rt1.pdf

fpm20160700p23.pdf

...improve the efficiency, quality, and safety of our practices. Although standards like the Centers for Medicare and Med- icaid Services’ Meaningful Use program have accelerated adoption of important technology, they have also pro- moted complex systems with poor usability, even for...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/fpm20160700p23.pdf

afp20120315p553.pdf

...EHR ‘Meaningful Users’ A new data set available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) analyzes the distribution of certified electronic health record (EHR) vendors and products among health care professionals and other providers who have attested to meaningful...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/afp20120315p553.pdf

afp20140315p426.pdf

...CMS Grants Physicians One-Month Extension on Meaningful Use Deadline Physicians participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program now have until the end of March to attest to meaningful use for 2013. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0315/afp20140315p426.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...CMS to Revise Meaningful Use in 2015 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will make its Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive programs for 2015 easier for physicians. The changes would help to reduce the reporting...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/afp20150301p282.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...Rules Released on Meaningful Use, 2015 Edition Certification Criteria The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Infor- mation Technology have released a long-awaited rule on stage 3 of their meaningful use programs. The...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p516.pdf

afp20160201p172.pdf

...Congress Simplifies Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption Process Congress provided a bit of end-of-the-year cheer to America’s physicians when the U.S. House and Senate passed the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act in December. The bill included a provision that gives the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/afp20160201p172.pdf

afp20160401p542.pdf

...New Application Deadline for Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption: July 1 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that health care professionals and hospitals now have until July 1, 2016, to apply for hard- ship exemptions for the Medicare Electronic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/afp20160401p542.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS in Response to MyHealthEData Initiative - March 14, 2018

...Meaningful Use and QPP’s Advancing Care Information requirements While the AAFP recognizes that CMS significantly reduced reliance on measures using an EHR in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System’s (MIPS) Advancing Care Information (ACI) component as compared to the Meaningful...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-MyHealthEData-031418.pdf

AAFP Letter to ONC on Information Blocking - June 3, 2019

...every exchange. Unintended consequences such as this interpretation have occurred with the transitions of care exchange requirements of Meaningful Use. Given that certified EHR technology is not guaranteed to be able to semantically process all incoming data, the end-user (i.e. the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/emr/LT-ONC-InfoBlocking060319.pdf

MACRAnyms: Acronyms and Terms Related to MACRA's Quality Payment Program

A list of MACRA-related acronyms for easy reference.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/macra/macranyns.html

fpm20130500p44.pdf

...Defining smoking for EHR meaningful use rules Q In terms of the incentives for meaningful use of EHRs, how should I designate the smoking status of a patient who uses an electronic nicotine delivery system, such as an e-cigarette? A Meaningful use is more than a little...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/fpm20130500p44.pdf

2014NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

...Down the 2015 Meaningful Use Criteria RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians strongly encourage the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology to consider a more incremental approach to implementation of future Meaningful Use criteria....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2014NCSCSummaryofActions.docx

Practice Perspective: Patient Stories Get Attention of Media, Policymakers

Practice Perspective: Patient Stories Get Attention of Media, Policymakers

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/practice_perspective_patient_stories_get.html

Academy Tools Could Ease EHR Burdens

Academy Tools Could Ease EHR Burdens

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/academy_tools_could_ease_ehr.html

Put the Baseball Bat Down: What the AAFP is Doing to Address EHR Issues

Put the Baseball Bat Down: What the AAFP is Doing to Address EHR Issues

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/put_the_baseball_bat_down.html

Performance measurement and reporting: Finding a method in the madness -- FPM

Performance measurement and reporting: Finding a method in the madness

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/a_method_in_the_madness.html

Appendix to "The 2012 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 3,088 Family ...

...This EHR makes it easy to qualify for meaningful use incentive dollars from Medicare or Medicaid. This EHR doesn’t just enable me to meet meaningful use criteria; it actually helps me provide better patient care. E-prescribing is fast, easy, and error-free with this EHR....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/fpm20121100p23-rt1.pdf

fpm20140300p10.pdf

...basis. However, new initiatives focused on quality and population care, such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and meaningful use (MU) of health information technology, are bringing changes to the traditional practice model by promoting a team-based approach to patient...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/fpm20140300p10.pdf

fpm20140900p6.pdf

...such as using a qualified e-prescribing system, report- ing measures for the Physi- cian Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and achieving meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. States, including our home state of Vermont, and private payers are offering...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/fpm20140900p6.pdf

fpm20150100p26.pdf

...One of the leading drivers of portal use is the Medi- care EHR Incentive Program’s meaningful use stage 2 requirements.2 CMS will soon penalize providers unless they can show the following: • More than half of their patients can view, download, or transmit to a third party their...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/fpm20150100p26.pdf

fpm20151100p19.pdf

...to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) or attest to the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incen- tive Program know as meaningful use. The cumula- tive effect of these penalties could be up to a 9 percent reduction in a practice’s Medicare reimbursement, greatly...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/1100/fpm20151100p19.pdf

fpm20160300p12.pdf

...Based Payment Modifier (VBPM), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and Meaningful Use (MU) programs into a single new program, which will also include a new category of performance measures referred to as Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA). A MIPS composite score...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/fpm20160300p12.pdf

fpm20170100p12.pdf

...clinicians (ECs) will be scored on quality, cost (referred to as resource use in previous versions of the regulations), ACI (based on meaningful use require- ments), and improvement activities (previously referred to as clinical practice improvement activities). Primary care...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0100/fpm20170100p12.pdf

AAFP Urges Improvements to Fledgling Patient Data Initiative

The AAFP made detailed suggestions to improve CMS' recently announced initiative to improve patients' access to and control of their electronic health data.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20180322myhealthedata.html

AAFP News Now

...Physicians Required to Pay Taxes on EHR Meaningful Use Bonus Money Physicians who meet incentive payment criteria from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) are eligible to earn as much as $44,000 from Medicare or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/afp20101115p1175.pdf

AAFP News Now

...CMS’ New Meaningful Use Timeline Leaves Stage 2 Requirements Unchanged The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new timeline for implementation of meaningful use for electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs. However, family physicians need to stay...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/afp20140115p114.pdf

AAFP News

...AAFP, Other Organizations Warn HHS: Meaningful Use Program Is in Jeopardy Several national physician organizations say that an attempt by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to give physicians more flexibility in certification of electronic health records (EHRs)...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/afp20141201p757.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...Groups Express Concerns on Meaningful Use More than 40 medical specialty organizations are asking the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to delay implementation of meaningful use (MU) stage 3. In separate but identical letters...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1015/afp20151015p666.pdf

AAFP Response to CMS on Administrative Burdens - August 7, 2019

...hamstrung in PI since the agency is bound to Meaningful Use requirements by legislation, including both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Affordable Care Act. The AAFP calls on CMS to work with Congress to repeal Meaningful Use requirements and allow Health and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/LT-CMS-AdminSimp-080719.pdf

AAPF Letter to Ways and Means on Stark Law and MACRA

AAFP response to a request for information from the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, on the topic of what modifications to the Stark Law are needed for MACRA implementation.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-WaysandMeans-StarkLaw-020516.pdf

AAFP Statement to Senate Finance Committee on MACRA - May 8, 2019

...hamstrung in PI since the agency is bound to Meaningful Use requirements by legislation, including both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Affordable Care Act. The AAFP calls on Congress to repeal Meaningful Use requirements and allow HHS to remove these...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-FinanceCommittee-MACRA-050819.pdf

Recommended Curriculum Guideleines for Family Medicine Residents, AAFP Reprint No. ...

...Curriculum Guideline on Medical Informatics (AAFP Reprint No. 288). i. Electronic health record (EHR) options and impact on practice ii. Meaningful use measures iii. E-prescribing, virtual patient care, practice website design, and online patient education k. Productivity and...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint268_PCMH.pdf

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all.pdflist.html

...the Patient- Centered Medical Home, the promise of delivering community-oriented primary care, and payment models based on targets and meaningful use are already altering the way we approach care for patient panels and more importantly communities. Some of the challenge for...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/policies/AAFP_AllPoliciesApril2019.pdf

fpm20120100p30.pdf

...Electronic prescribing (e-prescrib-ing) is a requirement for demon- strating meaningful use of electronic health records - and for avoiding future penalties from Medicare. However, adopting an e-prescribing system can be a challenge. To ensure success, consider these tips: 1....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/fpm20120100p30.pdf

fpm20120900p32.pdf

...Many employed physicians have contracts that assign all of their Medicare or Medicaid payments to their employer, and this would include meaningful-use payments. Check your contract for similar language. Some employers view the incentive payments as their rightful reimbursement...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0900/fpm20120900p32.pdf

Browse FPM Documents on Topic: org.aafp.jms.model.TaxonomyTerm@23a7eab0

...Making Sense of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Second Wave or Tsunami? [Feature] You need to prepare for the next round of electronic health record requirements to keep it from swamping your practice. November/December 2013 Issue How to Survive an EHR Meaningful Use Audit...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=121&page=1

Joint Letter to CMS on the 2018 MIPS Reporting Period - April 16, 2018

...eligible professionals in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Meaningful Use program. i In addition, the 2017 MIPS program allowed for a reduced reporting period. We also believe a minimum 90-day reporting period is consistent with CMS’ efforts to reduce clinician burden...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2018MIPSReportingPeriod-041618.pdf

I'm Listening: Part II

In a second In The Trenches blog post dedicated to responding to member feedback, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how the AAFP is addressing concerns about administrative burden.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/i_m_listening_part_ii.html

2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

...expanded definitions of gender designation, addition of identified gender to karyotypic gender, or other options, regardless of Stage of Meaningful Use of the electronic medical record. GLBT Practice Enhancement Commission on Quality and Practice Accept for information. The...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

Executive orders and family medicine -- FPM

Executive orders and family medicine

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/executive_orders_and_family_medicine.html

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