The new Health Information Exchange Weekly News Round Up provides the news you need to be smart and effective when it comes to health information exchange.

HIE News Round Up: Lowering MIPS Exclusion Thresholds; AHA and Secure Mobile Apps; and Cleveland Clinic News

Welcome to the Health Information Exchange Weekly News Round Up from RosettaHealth. Each week, we will provide you with a summary of all the actionable news that hospitals, HIT vendors, ACOs, and population health providers need to be smart and effective when it comes to health information exchange.

Congress Urges CMS to Lower MIPS Exclusion Thresholds

Five members of Congress encouraged CMS to lower MIPS exclusion thresholds to enable more clinicians to participate in the program.

Small, Rural Practices Participating in MIPS at EHR Disadvantage

The health IT challenges experienced by small and rural physician practices in Medicare’s past payment incentive programs will continue to dog them under the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System, according to the GAO.

AHA to CMS: Industry Needs More Secure Mobile Apps

In comments sent to the CMS relating to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for FY 2019, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is calling attention to CMS on the need for more secure mobile apps.

Different EHR Implementation Strategies May Affect EHR Usability

The wide array of different approaches healthcare organizations take to EHR implementation projects may have a significant impact on EHR usability, clinical efficiency, task duration, and accuracy, according to new research.

Cleveland Clinic Joins Apple Health Records for EHR Patient Access

The Apple Health Records beta program continues to build momentum as Cleveland Clinic and 27 other hospitals sign on to improve EHR patient access by allowing patients to view their information through iOS devices.

HIMSS, AMDIS Suggest Ways CMS Can Reduce Administrative Burden

In a recent letter to CMS, HIMSS and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) offered suggestions to reduce administrative burden on providers as part of the CMS Patients Over Paperwork Initiative.

MIPS Requirements Could Be Waived for Certain Clinicians

The Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) Demonstration is being advanced, which would waive Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements for some clinicians, CMS announced. 

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