CORHIO e-Newsletter

HealthONE Connects Eight Hospitals to CORHIO Network

(January 14, 2015)

HealthONE’s eight Denver-area hospitals have successfully connected to the CORHIO network. The hospitals include The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital and Swedish Medical Center.   MORE +

Are you expecting Medicare payment adjustments?

(January 14, 2015)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mailed 257,000 notifications to eligible professionals who failed to meet Meaningful Use, informing them about upcoming Medicare payment adjustments. The adjustment includes a 1% reduction in Medicare payments starting January 1, 2015.   MORE +

CORHIO’s EHR and Meaningful Use Program Reaches Goals, Expands Services

(December 10, 2014)

The Colorado Regional Extension Center program completed its goal of helping 2,295 primary care providers and 33 rural and critical access hospitals adopt and meaningfully use electronic health records (EHR) technology. CORHIO will continue with expanded services that will help practices with Medical Home recognition and quality reporting.   MORE +

Avoid the 2% Medicare Quality Reporting Penalty: Get the Facts and Some Tips for Success

(December 10, 2014)

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a voluntary pay-for-reporting program where Medicare gives eligible professionals an incentive to report clinical quality measures. Andrew Bienstock, CORHIO’s Transformation Services Manager, demystifies the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program and offers advice on selecting measures that make the most sense for your practice.  MORE +

Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) – What Are They and How Are They Useful?

(November 12, 2014)

With the rise of electronic health record usage, the need for a standardized way to exchange comprehensive clinical documents between providers -- beyond individual results and reports -- became clear. Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) were developed to meet this need and their usage is being bolstered by Meaningful Use. Here are some frequently asked questions on CCDs, and the C-CDA framework those documents are a part of, to help you understand them better.  MORE +