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 »

ICD-10 Basics for Medical Practices (cms.gov)

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The switch to ICD-10 may seem far in the future but don’t let it sneak up on you. Prepare now to avoid panic before the deadline hits! 1. Identify your current systems and work processes that use ICD-9 codes 2. Talk with your practice management system vendor about accommodations for ICD-10 codes 3. Discuss implementation… 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 »

[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 »

165,592 Reasons to Implement an EHR Today!

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Improved Coding Down-coding and poor charge capture can both be improved through an EHR’s E&M Coder. A study by Medical Economics Magazine estimated that a physician who is regularly down-coding may be losing $40,000 to $50,000 annually. A study done by Partners Healthcare System found an increase of 1.5% to 5% in overall billing simply… Read more »

Medicare EHR Incentive Payments to Be Issued

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The First Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payments Will Be Issued This Week The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that incentive payments for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program will be sent out this week! Providers who have successfully attested to having met meaningful use, and who have met… Read more »