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September 12, 2012

CMS National Call on Stage 2 Meaningful Use
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a national provider call on the final rule for Stage 2 Meaningful Use of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, September 13, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The agenda for the call includes:
  • The extension to Stage 1 of meaningful use,
  • Changes to Stage 1 criteria for meaningful use,
  • Proposed Medicaid policies,
  • Stage 2 meaningful use overview,
  • Stage 2 clinical quality measures (CQMs),
  • Medicare payment adjustments and exceptions, and
  • Questions and answers about the EHR Incentive Programs.

Register for the call on the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls web page. Registration will close at 12:00 p.m. September 13 or when available space is filled. A link to the slide presentation will be available from the CMS National Provider Calls and Events page.

ONC Security Training Game Available
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has released its first web-based security training module, “CyberSecure: Your Medical Practice.” The security training module uses a game format requiring users to respond to privacy and security challenges found in a small medical practice. Gamers choosing the right response earn points and see their virtual medical practices flourish. Gamers who make wrong security decisions can hurt the virtual practices. The game was developed with the assistance of the Regional Extension Center Program's Privacy and Security Community of Practice. The security training game can be accessed at www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/privacy-security-training-games.

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