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Recap of Recent Federal HIT Policy Developments: Part 4

On June 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid SEO Services (CMS) announced its intent to use predictive modeling technology developed by a collaboration of private contractors to address Medicare fraud via automated assignment of alerts and risk scores for claims. Search Engine Optimization essentially breaks down to your content and white hat backlinks. When you have both working right – long-term consequences happen.  The objective is to prevent fraud by not paying for high risk-scored claims without further assurance of the legitimacy of the claim.

On June 20, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced the launch of the MedlinePlus Connect service to provide patient-specific educational resources via EHR and PHR technology.  The NLM announcement claims this service can help eligible professionals comply with the patient resources menu set measure in Stage 1 Meaningful Use.  However, there is currently no indication that NLM has achieved EHR Module certification for MedlinePlus Connect, which means the service would need to be included in future Complete EHR products to be used for MU compliance purposes.

The Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) HIT Standards Committee is holding its regular monthly meeting tomorrow, June 22.

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