New Meaningful Use Materials Posted to the CMS EHR Website
New Attestation Resources Have Been Posted
CMS has developed attestation worksheets to help providers successfully attest to meeting meaningful use through the CMS web-based attestation system.
These attestation worksheets allow eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to log additional data for core and menu measures that might not be obtained only through their certified electronic health record (EHR) system. In order to provide complete and accurate information for certain of these measures, EPs and hospitals may have to include information from paper-based patient records or from other areas. (Please note that clinical quality measures must be reported directly from certified EHR technology).
You can fill out the attestation worksheets electronically or manually, and then keep the worksheet on hand as you attest so your data is easily accessible.
Updates to the Comprehensive EHR Incentive Program FAQs Document
CMS has also posted the latest FAQs document on the CMS website. This interactive document provides updated FAQs up to the end of April 2011. Each FAQ is sorted by topic to help you more easily review information about various aspects of the EHR Incentive Programs. CMS will continue to provide updates as new FAQs are added.
Want more information about the EHR Incentive Programs?
Make sure to visit the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website for the latest news and updates on the EHR Incentive Programs.
SOURCE: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 5/13/11