eHealth Summit


Friday, December 6; 9am-3:30pm

 The CMS eHealth Initiative

CMS will host its second eHealth Summit with health care industry leaders to discuss issues related to the successful adoption of health information technology. At the December 6 event, industry will discuss topics ranging from Stage 3 of meaningful use, to the future of quality reporting, to health information exchange, and innovations happening at the state level. Register here

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched its eHealth initiative. eHealth will help providers deliver high-quality health care by simplifying the use of electronic standards and the adoption of health information technology with a goal of transforming the nation’s health care system.
What is eHealth?
eHealth is a CMS initiative that aligns several Medicare and Medicaid programs related to improving the quality and efficiency of our health care system: 

  • Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs
  • Quality Measurement
  • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
  • Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (Hospital IQR) Program
  • eRx Incentive Program
  • Administrative Simplification
  • ICD-10
  • Health Plan Identifier (HPID)
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • Electronic Remittance Advice (RA)

Why eHealth?
eHealth will help providers simplify their administrative and billing responsibilities by unifying electronic standards and health information technology programs. Making the move to eHealth represents a challenge for everyone—providers, technology vendors, payers, and CMS. CMS is committed to helping providers and the industry successfully use eHealth to improve health care, reduce health care costs, improve patient safety, and enhance quality.
None of these initiatives can individually achieve the desired goals, but each is a component in creating a CMS eHealth approach that relies on a robust health IT infrastructure to transform the nation’s health care system.


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