CMS to begin audits of physicians and practices that have attested to meaningful use of an EHR under the Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs.
CHICAGO – October 5, 2011 – Today, the American Medical Association (AMA) urges physicians who were not able to meet the requirements of the Medicare ePrescribing program to apply for a hardship exemption before the November 1 deadline to avoid monetary penalties in 2012. “Although we remain concerned that physicians are not being given enough [...]
From the HIPAA, HITECH and HIT Blog – William Maruca Think you’re a Meaningful User of EHR? Now you can prove it to CMS and cash in. CMS has opened a web link under which entities who have met the meaningful EHR use criteria can attest that they qualify for the HITECH program’s first year [...]
Complete post at Williams Maruca’s HIPAA, HITECH & HIT Blog Six healthcare advocacy organizations have released an updated 2011 Guide to E-Prescribing, including Meaningful Use criteria under the HITECH Act. The document is a comprehensive guide for practices covering acquisition, implementation and utilization of e-prescribing technology. The original version was published in 2008, which is now [...]
ONC Announces EHRs Approved for Meaningful Use If you’re in the market for an EHR system, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) — this is the division of Health and Human Services making computer-related decisions for docs — has released its first list of approved and complete EHRs that have [...]