Deloitte 2016 Survey of US Physicians Findings on HIT and EHRs


Since 2011, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions has surveyed a nationally representative sample of US physicians on their attitudes and perceptions about the current market trends impacting medicine and future state of the practice of medicine. In 2016, 600 primary care and specialty physicians were asked about a range of topics on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act Continue reading

Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015, CMS/AMA Joint Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10 Flexibilities

  Question 1: Where can I find more information about ICD-10? (new 08/18/2016) Answer 1: Many resources remain to help providers with ICD-10 questions. Please refer to the CMS ICD-10 webpage for informational resources. A step-by-step resource list is available to help you quickly locate important contacts.   Question 2: Does the Guidance mean there is a delay in ICD-10 Continue reading

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Nearly half a physician’s day is now filled by data entry into EHRs and administrative desk work


AMA Study: Technological, Administrative Demands Cutting Into Physicians’ Face Time With Patients EHRs and clerical tasks make the care environment more complex and contribute to physician burnout Technological and administrative obstacles are significantly cutting into available time for physicians to engage with patients. Nearly half a physician’s office day is now filled by data entry into electronic medical records (EHRs) Continue reading

CMS: Providers Choose Pace for Quality Payment Program in 2017


In advance of the Final Rule regarding the new Quality Payment Program being published, Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of CMS, recently wrote: “…we intend for the Quality Payment Program to allow physicians to pick their pace of participation for the first performance period that begins January 1, 2017. During 2017, eligible physicians and other clinicians will have multiple options for participation. Continue reading