American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Stage 2 meaningful use
By Erin McCann 02:43 pm May 06, 2013
Responding to a feedback request from Senators on Capitol Hill regarding health IT adoption, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives called for a one-year pushback of the Stage 2 meaningful use deadline and defended the efficacy of the federal incentive program.
By Diana Manos 04:00 am April 28, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reports it has paid out nearly $12.7 billion in meaningful use incentive payments through February 2013, according to the latest figures available.
By Tom Sullivan 04:00 am April 28, 2013
As the funding for ONC’s HIT Workforce Development Program draws to a close the office – and a significant chunk of participating colleges – are looking at ways to advance the curriculum, as well as strengthen ties to vendors and hospitals.
By Anthony Brino 01:53 pm April 18, 2013
Citing a lack of progress on interoperability, billing increases sometimes associated with EHR adoption, patient privacy concerns and issues with regard to funding sustainability, six GOP senators have written a white paper "re-examining the strategies" of federal health IT initiatives.
ONC Health IT Certification Program
By Bernie Monegain 03:26 pm April 12, 2013
Citing the crush of an increasing workload and dwindling government funding, the Office of the National Coordinator has proposed a health IT user fee that would be imposed on health IT vendors who certify their products through the ONC Health IT Certification Program.
By Diana Manos 03:07 pm April 08, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports it has paid out nearly $12.7 billion in meaningful use incentive payments through February 2013, according to the latest figures available.
By Neil Versel 07:37 pm February 18, 2013
While the Department of Health and Human Services touts the popularity of the meaningful use incentive program - some 3,525 hospitals nationwide and 175,000 individual providers had successfully met Stage 1 requirements through the end of 2012 - news about EHRs has not been all rosy of late.
By Mike Miliard 06:51 pm November 06, 2012
In his book, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era (Simon & Schuster), Michael Grunwald, a correspondent for TIME magazine, makes a compelling case that President Obama's 2009 stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), is probably more transformative in the long run than Roosevelt's New Deal.
By Diana Manos 01:53 pm November 06, 2012
With so much of America's healthcare future on the line after the election - partisan budget battles looming and talk of either moving forward with Obamacare or starting over under President Romney (depending what has happened at the ballot box by the time you read this) - one thing has stayed relatively stable over the past eight years, and...
By Bernie Monegain 04:42 pm November 05, 2012
The October 4 letter four House leaders to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calling for a halt to the government's EHR Incentive Program seems to have come out of the blue.

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