GE Healthcare: We’re leaving the hospital EMR business

GE Healthcare confirmed at HIMSS 2015 that it is getting out of the hospital electronic medical records business.  The company acknowledged on Tuesday that three years ago it decided to phase out its Centricity Enterprise product It’s now helping customers with a “graceful transition over a number of years,” said Jon Zimmerman, general manager of clinical business solutions at GE Healthcare.

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What the SGR repeal means for value-based payment models. Providers, payers weigh in about “doc fix” replacement’s ‘wake-up call’ to industry

Mere hours after the Senate pulled off a last-minute repeal of the long-problematic Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, panelists at a forum hosted by the National Coalition on Health Care made it clear that while the “doc fix” bill represents a major step forward, it is only one piece of the healthcare reform puzzle.



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Senate passes bill repealing Medicare’s SGR formula

April 15, 2015 — The U.S. Senate on April 14 passed legislation that permanently repeals Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula in a final vote of 92 to 8, just hours before a 21% cut in physician payments under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule would have been implemented.

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Senate set to vote on SGR bill amendments as CMS warns proposal is not enough

New CMS report casts doubt on long-term value of doc fix legislation.  The Senate is expected today to take up several amendments to a bill that includes a provision to permanently repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), a measure passed late last month by the House. However, a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services adds to the chorus of reservations in recent weeks about the agreement hailed as a rare bipartisan solution.


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