eHealth Ohio is a statewide volunteer collaborative effort of public and private organizations providing assistance to the Ohio health
care industry in the Implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT) with the goal of lowering costs and improving the quality of healthcare delivery.
eHealth Ohio is the authorized regional affiliate of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, Strategic National Implementation Process
(WEDI/SNIP) for the State of Ohio. Also we are working closely with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO), Healthcare Information and
Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and other healthcare organizations to foster growth and best practices in HIT policy for the State of Ohio.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the change in the compliance deadline for ICD-10
diagnostic and procedural coding. The announcement extends the ICD-10 deadline from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014,
providing the healthcare industry with an additional year to achieve compliance. The one year ICD-10 implementation delay will help to avoid potential disruptions
in the healthcare system by allowing all affected
entities more time to complete the necessary work and conduct extensive testing
WEDI Comments on New Health Plan ID Regulation and Announced 1-Year ICD-10 Delay
This final rule specifies the Stage 2 criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs)
must meet in order to qualify for Medicare and/or Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments. In addition, it specifies payment
adjustments under Medicare for covered professional services and hospital services provided by EPs, eligible hospitals, and CAHs failing to
demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology (CEHRT) and other program participation requirements. This final rule revises certain Stage 1
criteria, as finalized in the July 28, 2010 final rule, as well as criteria that apply regardless of Stage.
CMS Releases Final Rule for Stage 2 Meaningful Use