What is Meaningful Use?
To encourage health care providers to show "meaningful use" of a certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) CMS introduced the Meaningful Use program as part of the 2009 HITECH Act.
The overall goal of the Meaningful Use program is to promote the widespread adoption of electronic health records systems, ultimately creating an infrastructure that improves the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care.
To qualify for Meaningful Use incentive payments, eligible providers must not only adopt an EHR, but also show that they are "meaningfully using" their EHR by meeting a number of objectives designed to have a positive impact on patient care.
Individual physicians and other eligible health care professionals can each receive incentives through the Medicare Meaningful Use or Medicaid Meaningful Use program, depending upon when they begin attesting to the program's requirements
Beginning in 2015, eligible providers not exhibiting meaningful use of certified EHR technology started receiving less than 100 percent of their Medicare fee schedule for their professional services. Considering this revenue penalty, and/or incentive payments and the efficient sharing of information that Meaningful Use promotes, it is critically important for all medical practices to find the best EHR solution for your workflow needs, and to begin participating in the Meaningful Use program.
This presentation will help you understand all the three Meaningful Use stages. We have also explained all the objectives and what it means. You will need to adopt minimum number of measures in order to qualify and avoid penalty.
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