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

Experts say that we might see a Push Back In Meaningful Use

Even though the healthcare industry is working hard to provide efficient patient care, many experts in the industry believe that the level of EHR adoption in the industry is not as expected and may not be able to support the best care for patients. The advocates of population health and analytics are talking about implementing

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

Medicare Continues Focus on Technology and Increased Patient Care

While the US healthcare industry awaits action from Congress, a look at the 2013 Medicare Fee Schedule reinforces Medicare’s movement towards more efficient patient care.  Review our recent blog posts; the vast majority of them are about Electronic Medical Records, Meaningful Use, and ACOs.  The same policy resonates throughout: efficient and increased patient care.  EMRs

MTBC’s Highly Anticipated OB/GYN EMR

With the latest trends in medicine, OB/GYN care has become safer and more successful. Medical professionals are dedicated to providing up-to-date care for both pregnant and non-pregnant patients. OB/GYNs provide preventive care to women and have specific expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, and disorders of the reproductive systems. MTBC’s specialized EHR changes the face of care

HIE: The Future of Electronic Medical Records?

Health Information Exchanges (HIE) are organizations that synergize and effectively streamline health information records. Many state governments provide funding for HIE implementation with the goal of facilitating access to and retrieval of clinical data to provide more timely, focused, and equitable patient-centered care. Even today, the federal and state governments have not clearly defined the

Meaningful Use and EHRs: More than just a Bonus for Providers

Mention the term “meaningful use” to many providers and you are likely to receive a long, agonizing groan in response. Although somewhat hesitant, many providers are, slowly, converting from paper-based records to web based electronic health records (EHRs). Whether this switch was prompted by added convenience, time savings, or an attractive bonus and avoidance of

Adoption Rate of EHR/EMR Services are Steadily Increasing due to Meaningful Use Incentives

On July 17, 2012 the Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Care Statistics (DCPNC), released a brief analyzing statistical data from office based physicians in 2011. The brief found a five percent increase in physicians adopting EHRs from 2010 to 2011. Of the total amount of physicians adopting EHR,

Even after Receiving MU Bonuses, Providers may have to Attest, Once Again, to Keep Payment

According to a recent article by Pamela Lewis Dolan published in  American Medical News, contractors for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have started sending letters to select providers informing them that they will be audited for Meaningful Use bonuses[1] earned in 2011 and 2012. Providers that have been selected for an audit,