TMA has received several complaints about missing or inaccurate information within members’ Meaningful Use and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) dashboards. To avoid this, TMA reminds you to be aware of what – and how – you go about reporting using that vendor’s system.
The recently updated TMA EHR Vendor Comparison Tool provides TMA member physicians access to an assessment of EHR products that have a solid Texas market base. It gives physicians a view of company information, product functionality, pricing, and interoperability capabilities when comparing EHR systems.
Information and communication technologies are rapidly evolving to enhance population health management. These tools include electronic health records, health information exchanges, patient portals and personal health records, telemedicine and virtual health tools, the internet and social media, mobile devices, and wearable sensors. We describe each of these emerging health technologies and their future opportunities for enhancing population health.
TMA works diligently to give you the tools you need to tackle the challenges of technology. Whether you need help selecting an electronic health record (EHR) or understanding MACRA or the EHR incentive program, TMA has the resources.
The Coker Group, the newest company to join TMA's prestigious list of group discount program vendors, is offering TMA members free technology contract reviews.
Wouldn’t it be great if focusing on what you did in 2017 could affect how much you get paid in 2019? Well, good news, my time-constrained friend: That’s exactly how Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) works. All you have to do is submit your 2017 data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by March 31 to avoid a 4-percent Medicare payment penalty in 2019.
This is a good time to review and update contingency plans so your practice will be prepared if patient information is not available at the point of care. Your cyber risk management plan should include proactive compliance with federal and state medical privacy laws, and appropriate cyber insurance to pay any direct and indirect costs.
Here are the latest comment letters from TMA regarding health information technology:
TMA Comments to ONC Regarding Draft Trusted Exchange Framework (Feb. 20, 2018)
TMA Wins MIPS Exemption for Many Harvey-Affected Practices (Action, Dec. 15, 2017)
TMA Comments on 2018 MACRA Program (Aug. 21, 2017)
TMA Letter to CMS Regarding Proposed Rules On the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Programs that are Part of the Hospital Inpatient and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment Systems (June 13, 2017)
TMA Outlines EHR Concerns for House Chair (Action, Mar. 1, 2017)
TMA Letter to House Chair, Kevin Brady regarding Health Information Exchange (Feb. 15, 2017)
TMA, AMA Letter Asking CMS to Defer Implementation of the 2015 Edition of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) (Feb. 27, 2017)
Make a New Plan, Stan: Physicians Offer 50 Ways to Better MACRA (News release, June 27, 2016)
Letter from Matt Murray, MD, regarding TMA Advocacy on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020
Learn More About Advocacy Efforts
2014 EHR Survey Flyer
2014 TMA HIT Survey Report
2012 TMA HIT Survey Report
2012 TMA HIT Survey - Short Summary
2009 EHR Survey - Short Summary
2009 TMA Electronic Health Records Survey Results
Got Health IT questions? Contact the HIT Helpline.