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September 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

HEALTH FIRST NETWORK, INC. HAS MOVED

HFNI Corporate offices Due to our current and future growth, HFNI has moved to a larger location.

If you need to come to our office, we are located at 3001 Langley Ave., Pensacola. This is just a few doors up the street from our old office and is the former site of Pensacourt.

We will let you know when we schedule our official Grand Opening!

Please note that Health First Network, Inc. has a new mailing address. Please update your records to reflect:

Health First Network, Inc.
PO Box 11427
Pensacola, FL 32524-1427

CMS FINALIZES EHR MEANINGFUL-USE RULE, ADDS SOME FLEXIBILITY

CMS finalized a rule allowing hospitals and eligible professionals more flexibility in how they meet meaningful-use requirements for the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program.

The rule would grant providers a longer timeline and more flexibility in meeting the incentive goals laid out by the stimulus program first created in the 2009 HITECH Act.

The rule pushes back the beginning of the third stage of meaningful use for the first cohort of adopters until Jan. 1, 2017, as opposed to the old standard of Jan. 1, 2016.

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CMS TO PUBLISH OPEN PAYMENTS (“THE SUNSHINE ACT”) DATA

On September 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will for the first time publish Open Payments (“the Sunshine Act”) data. This is a national program that promotes transparency by making public information about financial interactions between industry and individual physicians and teaching hospitals. The Open Payments program allows physicians and teaching hospitals to register and review the financial data submitted by applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations.

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ATHENA ONLINE WEBINAR: “The Future of Health Care: A Prognosis for 2015”

Please join us for an upcoming webinar: “The Future of Health Care: A Prognosis for 2015”. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 17th at 11:00 am CT.

Whether spurred by the ACA or disruptive new health care models, our industry is changing fast. Want to know where the future of healthcare is going in 2015 and beyond? Join us for this special webinar, hosted by athenahealth’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ed Park. He’ll give his annual state of health care address, sharing his insights on topics including changing reimbursement models, market pressures forcing consolidation, and new coordination strategies for patient-centered care.

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JOB POSTINGS PAGE

HFNI has created a new “Job Postings page” in an effort to help our physician offices fill job vacancies.

If you would like to advertise open employment opportunities on the HFNI website, please contact Jenny Caillouet at 850-438-4487.

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NEW PHYSICIANS JOINING THE NETWORK

Health First Network, Inc. would like to welcome the most recent physicians to join the Network:

David White, D.O. OB/GYN / Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Quintin Law, M.D. Internal Medicine
Samuel Critides, M.D. Neurological Surgery
Paul Chomiak, MD Thoracic/Cardiac Surgery
Mark Benton, DO Family Practice

To determine which health plans each physician is participating in check the “Find A Doctor” section on the HFNI website.

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