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The Cost of Not Taking Your Medicine

There is an out-of-control epidemic in the United States that costs more and affects more people than any disease Americans currently worry about. It’s called nonadherence to prescribed medications, and it is — potentially, at least — 100 percent preventable by the very individuals it afflicts. Read More

CMS Issues Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems Guidance

CMS published three informative resources to guide eligible clinicians participating in Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017: a factsheet on MIPS participation, another on MIPS data reporting for clinical improvement activities, and a list of qualified registries available for reporting MIPS data. Read More

Note to flu-shot makers…

Note to flu-shot makers: EHR reminders for doctors could boost vaccination rates Read full article on Fierce Healthcare, here.

Who’s Using an EHR?

This study conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics allows for both national and state-based estimates of EHR adoption. Read the study here.

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