Changes to Meaningful Use Requirements One of the recent changes to the Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements that many providers seem to be unaware of is the requirement for a patient portal as a core objective. Previously and through 2013, a patient portal is a menu objective and could be one of the 5 menu objectives that a provider chooses Continue reading Patient Portals required for All Stages of Meaningful Use in 2014
Medicaid incentive payments have a $63,750 maximum over 6 years for any EP starting the program in 2016 or before with an initial 1st year payment of $21,250 just for getting a certified EHR. You can qualify for this Medicaid incentive payment without meeting meaningful use requirements in that first year under what is called AIU (adopt, implement or upgrade). Continue reading Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment is Easy Money (at least the first year)
Today, many medical practices are choosing cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) systems over the traditional client-servermodel. They’re finding that cloud technology, which powers popular services like Amazon and Google, can help them reduce the cost and complexity of deploying and maintaining an EHR in their practice. If you’re implementing an EHR for the first time, or you’re planning a switch, Continue reading Is a Cloud-Based EHR Right for Your Practice?
For the first time ever, ONC has revoked an EHR’s Stage 1 Meaningful Use certification. In a recent press release from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, two EHR’s were found to be incapable of meeting all of the Medicare / Medicaid Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements and were subsequently de-certified. Two electronic health records, previously certified as Continue reading ONC Certification revoked for two EHR products