The healthcare industry is hard at work reviewing recent significant regulatory developments from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. We can be certain that elements of these proposals will change when the final versions come out, but nonetheless, there are some big ideas to process in each of them. We’re in the midst of a 60-day public comment period. Here’s a summary of the big three proposed rules from Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC): 1. CMS: Definitions of Meaningful Use – Changes to Stage 3 We anticipate CMS will finalize this rule in August or September. It focuses heavily on interoperability, laying the groundwork for a focus on quality and outcomes-based payment models. It proposes an option in 2017 of moving to Stage 2 […]