Meaningful Use Archive

CMS Advocated On Removing The EHR Implementation Penalties

Hospitals and healthcare organisations are finding it very difficult to meet the different Meaningful Use stage requirements as part of the EHR implementation deadline set by the Federal Government. They are now mounting pressure on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to introduce more flexibility into the medical billing service fees, medical billing review

CMS Issues New Guidelines For Stage 2 Attestation At HIMSS14

The 2014th chapter of Healthcare Information And Management Systems (HIMSS14) discussed very deeply about the Electronic Health Record adoption incentive programs. The annual meeting noted that the criteria for the adoption of EHR and the meaningful use stage 2 attestation programs should be made clearer to the healthcare organizations across the country. The major focus

Meaningful Use Stage 2 – Why Is It Essential

Meaningful Use refers to the measure that prompts the medical providers to implement and utilize electronic health records (EHR) in healthcare centers. By digitalizing the healthcare industry, the overall quality of the care and facilities provided to the patients is improved, thereby ensuring more safety to the patients. Stage 1 of Meaningful Use includes 13

Non-Certified EHRs A Common Hurdle To Stage 2 Attestation

Physicians and doctors around the country have expressed doubts regarding the advisability of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestation requirements issued by CMS. A significant number of practices wonder whether they can achieve the requisites within the allotted time. With the outlook being far from promising from the transitional perspective, the reason for most practices

Recommendations by Physicians to Change Meaningful Use Program

Recently, several physicians made recommendations about the changes that needed to be implemented on the Meaningful Use Attestation program. The American Medical Association (AMA) made such proposals to federal regulators to make sure that the physicians make the best use of EHR or electronic health record systems. Among the recommendations that the American Medical Association

What is Meaningful Use? What are the stages of Meaningful Use?

Electronic health records (EHR) can provide many benefits for providers and their patients, but the benefits rely on its usage. One provider may use it as a glorified word processor, while another provider may utilize all its features to make his practice efficient. To establish this way of utilization for efficient practice, Centers for Medicare

What is a meaningful consent? Why we need to know?

With the increasing use of health information technology and electronic health records, health care provider’s share and access health information using their computers. There are multiple ways a provider can share patient information with another entity. One way is to provide data from one EMR in a portable format that the patient can take to

My New Years’ Resolution: Earn A Meaningful Use Bonus (Part One)

Whether you have yet to start using an EHR or have already adopted an EHR and earned a bonus, you may want to seriously consider adding “I will earn a meaningful use bonus” to your list of to-do’s for 2013. If you have not yet adopted an EHR, it’s not too late.  While the first