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  • 2016 CMS Review Resources & Program Requirements

    By on October 12, 2016

    Visit the CMS Website to Review Resources on 2016 Program Requirements The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created the following materials to help providers attest successfully to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in 2016. Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals/Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) What...

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  • A Message from President Obama on National Health IT Week

    By on September 27, 2016

    Welcome to National Health IT Week 2016: A Message from the President, New Resources and Upcoming Events Welcome to National Health IT Week 2016! As promised, this week is jam packed with announcements, new health IT tools, and a look back on the progress this community has made in...

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  • September CEO Update: Making Mental Health a Priority

    By on September 26, 2016

    September and the end of summer has always given me a feeling of renewed energy in my work. Maybe it is the memories of starting a new school year or getting to buy fresh new school supplies. As we prepare to begin a new season, I am renewed in...

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  • BREAKING NEWS: CMS Announces new CPT Codes for Advanced Care Planning

    By on September 22, 2016

    BREAKING NEWS:  CMS Announces new CPT Codes for Advanced Care Planning CMS announced coverage under Part B for advanced care planning-CPT codes 99497 and 99498.   CPT Code 99497 – Advance care planning (ACP) including the explanation and discussion of advance directives such as standard forms (with completion of...

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  • CMS to build central repository to help with meaningful use public health reporting

    By on September 21, 2016

    Qualified entities can join the repository if they can declare their readiness to receive public health reporting by Oct. 31. The database will be finished by early 2017, officials say.   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is launching a central data repository for public health agency and...

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  • National Health IT Week

    By on September 21, 2016

    National Health IT Week is one week away! Here are ways you can join the movement and expand the value of Health IT now:   Make your voice heard through our National Health IT Week Virtual March on the States! Contact your elected state officials quickly and easily with our letter highlighting...

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  • CEO Update: Insurance Rate Challenges Facing Rural Colorado

    By on August 31, 2016

    CEO Update: Insurance Rate Challenges Facing Rural Colorado When I grew up, I was lucky my family had a good job that offered good insurance and the rates were reasonably priced. That isn’t always the case nowadays. Today, we have many challenges facing rural Colorado with higher insurance premium...

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  • CEO Update: Rural Health Clinics (RHC), Humility, and Telling Your Story

    By on July 29, 2016

    Rural Health Clinics (RHC), Humility, and Telling Your Story All my life I was taught to be humble. I was told never to gloat or overly celebrate accomplishments when you do something special.  I was taught that talking about yourself or your successes is showing off, and it is...

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  • BREAKING: Slavitt suggests MACRA could be delayed

    By on July 13, 2016

    BREAKING: Slavitt suggests MACRA could be delayed By Shannon Muchmore  | July 13, 2016 CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt told lawmakers Wednesday that the agency is considering delaying the start date for Medicare payment reform, which is set to go into effect Jan 1. Testifying before the Senate Finance Committee,...

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  • CEO Update: Colorado Tourism and Rural Healthcare

    By on June 29, 2016

    Colorado Tourism and Rural Healthcare Welcome to summer; I love this time of year!  In Colorado, we are so fortunate to have the options of a wide variety of activities that suit all age groups.   One of my favorite activities is hiking and I can say I’m really proud...

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