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SOURCE UBM Medica US
NORWALK, Conn., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Confused about what stage of meaningful use your practice is in? Unsure whether you qualify for CMS' latest hardship exemption? Not clear what the extended timeline for the EHR Incentive Programs really means?
Practice management and health IT experts provide clarity and advice for physicians and medical practices working to attest to meaningful use of their EHR systems either in Stage 1 or Stage 2. In recent weeks, groups including the AMA have asked CMS to ease some of the rules for meaningful use, and the federal agency has responded with exemptions and proposals to lessen the burden of attestation for physicians, medical practices, hospitals, and others.
In an effort to keep up with these changes, Physicians Practice provides timely news and information to readers on topics including:
"The Stage 2 rules of meaningful use are presenting some new challenges for physicians - both those who have already attested to the Stage 1 rules and those who are just preparing for 'meaningful use' with an eye on the future," said Keith L. Martin, group editorial director for Physicians Practice. "Our goal is to help physicians navigate both the core and menu options of meaningful use to meet the goals of the incentive program: capturing and sharing data; advancing clinical processes; and improving patient outcomes. And, of course, receive incentive payments for all their hard work."
About UBM Medica US
Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach -- online, in print, via custom programs and live events. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers and payers resulting in improved quality of care for patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, online communities, live and digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Online communities include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, RheumatologyNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect which, through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital – increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. Headquartered in New York, UBM Connect brings together UBM's healthcare business, UBM Medica US; UBM Canon's advanced design and manufacturing event, online and print brands; UBM Connect New York's catering, cruise shipping, customer management, and fine, specialty and custom chemical communities; and UBM Mexico's concrete show. For more information, visit www.UBMMedicaUS.com.
About UBM plc
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content. Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
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