WHA Legal Webinar Focuses on CPOE Regulatory Flexibility

January 05, 2018

On February 7, WHA is offering a WHA member forum webinar entitled “Update on Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) Reporting Under Federal Payment Programs.” This complimentary webinar will review the current CPOE reporting requirements for hospitals and physicians under federal payment programs that require demonstration of meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) technology: the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs for hospitals and physicians and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for physicians and other eligible clinicians. The webinar will explain, among other things, that hospitals and physicians are no longer required to report CPOE in order to avoid Medicare penalties.

This webinar, as well as the regulatory update that WHA recently published (see December 28, 2017, edition of The Valued Voice), is the result of discussions at the WHA Physician Leaders Council regarding physician time spent utilizing CPOE technology and confusion regarding regulatory requirements of CPOE usage under federal payment programs.

This complimentary webinar is open to all WHA hospital and corporate members, but pre-registration is required. An audio recording of the webinar will be available after the event, but you must pre-register to receive the recording. For more information and to register, go to www.whareg4.org/CPOEUpdate. For content questions, contact Andrew Brenton at 608-274-1820 or abrenton@wha.org. For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at kchatterton@wha.org or 608-274-1820.

This story originally appeared in the January 05, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter