Monthly Archives: November 2011

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Care

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The PPACA is President Obama’s signature legislation on health care known as Obama Care. The challenge, brought by … Continue reading

Posted in Legislative | Leave a comment

CMS Gives 90 Enforcement-Free Days for HIPPA 5010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has instituted a 90-day grace period for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Nonetheless, the compliance date remains January 1, 2012 but CMS said it will not “initiate enforcement action” … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | 1 Comment

Important EHR Incentive Program Deadline

Eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) have until November 30th to register and attest for an incentive payment for 2011. This means that eligible hospitals and CAHs must successfully register and then attest to demonstrating meaningful use in order … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | 1 Comment

EHR Certification Program Temporarily Extended

Farzad Mostashari, M.D., Coordinator for the National Health Information Technology Office, is delaying the implementation of the permanent electronic health records (EHRs) meaningful use certification program. The implementation is likely to be delayed until the summer of 2012. The permanent … Continue reading

Posted in Policies | Leave a comment

New Advisory Member

The Directors of ES4P are pleased to announce the addition of  a new Advisory Board member, Mr. Patrick Wynn. Patrick is a recognized expert in strategic business development and strategy. He also has a formidable background and expertise in information … Continue reading

Posted in ES4P News | Leave a comment