Your physician practice clients may feel that they are on top of Meaningful Use due to their new EHR software. However, it is unfair for them to ask their EHR software to do everything for Meaningful Use. In fact, if they passed every measure reported by their certified EHR, they could still fail an audit and be required to give back the Meaningful Use $ they received.
For more details, I found a good article that highlights these potential gaps (click here).
Continue reaching out to your healthcare clients, and see how you can help!
The federal Meaningful Use program providing incentives for healthcare providers to adopt Electronic Health Records (EHRs) has paid 2,091 eligible Georgia providers $143.5 million. More than 100,000 American healthcare providers have been paid $5.7 billion under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs (click here).
Some important healthcare program deadlines have been delayed again — here is a quick update:
HIPAA 5010: Was March 31,2012, now delayed until June 30, 2012 (click here)
ICD-10: Was October 1, 2013, now delayed until ??? “Health and Human Services will announce a new compliance date moving forward.” (click here)
Meaningful Use: CMS and ONC intends to finalize the Stage 2 rules by midyear 2012. Stage 2 will begin in 2014 (click here )