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CMS extends the deadline to April 30th for Eligible Professionals to submit eligibility appeals under Medicare’s EHR incentive program for the 2011 payment year. The eligibility appeal allows a provider to show that all the requirements for the Medicare EHR incentive program were met and that the provider should have received a payment but could not because of circumstances outside of the provider’s control.

Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services (HI), a 16-provider FQHC, names e-MDs its vendor of choice for EHR and PM.

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Billing and PM service provider Asterino & Associates merges with billing and EMR company Doctor Solutions. The combined entity will be called Asterino & Associates.

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The 330 physician DuPage Medical Group (IL) selects Humedica MinedShare to provide clinical benchmarking and analytics from its Epic EMR.

The National Quality Forum endorses new measures associated with care costs for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip/knee replacement, and pneumonia, as well as 14 quality measures on perinatal care and 12 on renal care.

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The HITR nursing technology blog is running a Bodacious Scrubs contest through April 25. Winner receives a $100 AMEX gift card (and at least 15 minute of fashion fame.)

Professional services firm Syndicus forms a strategic alliance with SOAPware to promote and sell SOAPware’s hosted EHR solution.

EHR and RCM provider MTBC acquires billing company GlobalNet Solutions.

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The Miami Herald talks with CareCloud CEO Albert Santalo about the potential impact of the soon-to-be-passed JOBS Act, which aims to reduce bureaucracy and make it easier for private companies to find investors early and go public.  Santalo says that an IPO is a “realistic possibility” for CareCloud and the new legislation, which includes looser regulatory provisions for for “emerging growth” companies, would allow CareCloud to go public sooner than later. Our interview with Santalo can be found here.

SuccessEHS becomes the first ambulatory EHR vendor to demonstrate successful connection with South Carolina’s Health Information Exchange.

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