Eligible Professional's Guide to Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program

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>> Click here to view a CMS created guide for Eligible Professionals planning to attest for Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program. How to use this guide: This guide is intended to provide eligible professionals (EPs) with an overview of Stage 2 of Meaningful Use. The guide discusses changes to Meaningful Use objectives and to Clinical… Read more »

CMS Updates 2014 Clinical Quality Measures for Eligible Professionals

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Originally posted from HealthData Management – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has posted updated clinical quality measures for eligible professionals under the 2014 Edition of the electronic health records meaningful use program. Supporting guidance is available here. Starting in 2014, the CQMs will be used for multiple reporting programs including the Physician Quality Reporting… Read more »

CMS Issues Guidance on EHR Meaningful Use Audits

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published guidance on Medicare electronic health records Meaningful Use audits being conducted by its contractor, Figliozzi and Company. States also are conducting their own audits for the Medicaid EHR incentive program. Post-payment audits of organizations that received meaningful use incentive payments began in 2012 and pre-payment audits… Read more »

New Interactive Resource on Stage 2 and the 2014 CQMS

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CMS recently posted a new resource to help eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) prepare for Stage 2 of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Available on the Educational Resources page of the EHR Incentive Programs website, the interactive Stage 2 Toolkit includes materials on Stage 2 and the 2014… Read more »

CMS Created a New Tipsheet to Help Specialists Meet Meaningful Use

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CMS recognizes that not every meaningful use measure applies to every provider participating in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. To help specialty providers successfully meet meaningful use measure requirements and navigate the EHR Incentive Programs, CMS created the Meaningful Use for Specialists Tipsheet. Tipsheet topics include: Reporting measure exclusions; Using other providers’ data;… Read more »

Get Paid for 2012: Medicare EPs Must Attest by February 28, 2013

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Eligible professionals (EPs) who participated in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program in 2012 must complete attestation for the 2012 program year by February 28, 2013. In order to be eligible to attest you must have completed your 2012 reporting period by December 31, 2012. CMS encourages Medicare EPs to register and attest as soon as possible… Read more »

[EHR Incentive Program] Will the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conduct audits as part of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs?

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Any provider attesting to receive an EHR incentive payment for either the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program potentially can be subject to an audit. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you’re prepared: Overview of the CMS EHR Incentive Programs Audits: All providers attesting to receive an EHR incentive payment for either the Medicare… Read more »

Get Paid for 2012: Stay Informed of Key Program Deadlines

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CMS – Dec. 11, 2012 December 31 deadline The reporting year ends on December 31, 2012 for eligible professionals (EPs) participating in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in 2012. For participating EPs, this means they must have completed their 90 or 365-day reporting period (within the calendar year) by the end of 2012 in… Read more »

Tips and Links to Get Started on EHR Meaningful Use Journey

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reminding providers not yet participating in the electronic health records Meaningful Use program of the need to register early for the program. Early registration will ease resolution of any issues that may arise later that can affect incentive payments, according to CMS. A requirement before registration is… Read more »