The Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator

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Meeting the Requirements for Meaningful Use This online tool allows providers to test whether or not they would successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use for the EHR Incentive Programs. Visit the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program website for more detailed information about the program, including who is eligible to participate. Please click here to get started

Visit the New Stage 2 Web Page on the EHR Incentive Programs Website

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On August 23, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule for Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The rule provides new criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to successfully participate in the… Read more »

Stage 1 Meaningful Use Attestation Audits

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CMS: Meaningful Use Audits Begin Some healthcare providers that have attested to Stage 1 Meaningful Use have begun to receive letters. Though not officially announced, HHS has designated the accounting firm of Figloiozzi and Company to begin auditing. Figliozzi has operated in the healthcare industry since 1987 and specializes in Medicare compliance audits. On the… Read more »

What Specialties are Receiving the Medicare Incentive Payments?

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The latest incentive payment report from the CMS breaks out incentive payments by specialty. So far 51,879 “Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy” have received payments from the program and the numbers break down as follows: Family Practice: 11,588 Internal Medicine: 10,597 Cardiology: 3,884 Obstetrics/Gynecology: 2,507 Gastroenterology: 2,271 Orthopedic Surgery: 2,166 General Surgery: 1,870 Neurology: 1,519… Read more »

More Than 70 Percent of Attested EHRs are Dually Certified by CCHIT

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Chicago – Feb. 13, 2012 – More than two-thirds (71 percent) of the complete electronic health records (EHRs) of providers and hospitals that have successfully attested to federal meaningful use criteria and qualified for incentives through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) are dually certified under both the ONC-ATCB and the CCHIT Certified programs… Read more »