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EHR News and Information: The HealthFusion Blog

The HealthFusion EHR news and blog brings you the latest in the healthcare industry and health IT news as it pertains to you and your practice.

Seth Flam, DO

Lead Blogger: Seth Flam, DO

Dr. Flam is one of the founders of HealthFusion and serves as the company's CEO and President. He is board certified in Family Practice and is one of the creative forces behind MediTouch EHR. More information about Dr. Flam can be found at

CMS Addresses Possibility of MACRA Delay

CMS Acting Administrator, Andy Slavitt, acknowledges the fact that the MACRA timeline leaves practices scrambling to prepare for major changes in Medicare payment, and offers up some possible solutions. Continue Reading

The Sun Sets on SGR and Rises on MACRA … But What Does This Mean?

So what needs to happen in order to sunset our old system and make way for the new sunrise, otherwise known as the Quality Payment Program? To take this plan to the next level, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, has issued a timeline for two specific reform goals. Continue Reading

MACRA Begins: How Did We Get Here?

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In April of this year, CMS issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to put the components of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 into place. This bipartisan legislation is now a reality and will replace the flawed and problematic Sustainable Growth Rate formula that is now being laid to rest. Continue Reading

5 Things You Need to Know About MACRA: A Breakdown of the New Proposed Rule

On Wednesday, April 27, CMS released the proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. Here is our initial breakdown of the proposed rule. Continue Reading

February EHR Newsletter: Meaningful Use Reporting Requirements Change, Value-Based Payment, More

The latest issue of our monthly newsletter is out, and you should be sure to review it for articles on the changes to the Meaningful Use reporting requirements, the shift to value-based payment models by both CMS and industry, free webinars, and much more. If you don’t receive the newsletter via email, sign up for the monthly emails now. Free On Demand Webinar Take the Pulse of Your Practice Cash Flow — And Improve Your Results How do your practice cash flow and collections compare to other practices?  In this interactive webinar, […] Continue Reading

HHS, Industry Leaders Announce Shift to Value-Based Payment Models

The transition to value-based payment models picked up speed last week on both the Medicare and private payer fronts. First, the Obama administration announced on Jan. 26 that it wants to tie 50% of fee-for-service Medicare reimbursements to quality-based payment methods by the end of 2018, with an immediate goal of making 30% of reimbursements quality-based by the end of 2016. Senior officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said Medicare will use payment models such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) and bundled payments to reach its goal. […] Continue Reading