EHR Meaningful Use Archive

CMS Releases Final Stage 2 Rule for EHR Incentive

On August 23, 2012, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final Rule for Stage 2 of CMS’ Medicare and Medicaid incentive. This rule builds upon and incorporates many Stage 1 requirements, while adding additional elements. The following highlights regarding Stage 2 are important to note. Timeline. Stage 2 requirements will not become

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, 50

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,

E-Prescribing Means Greater Success

E-Prescribing or Electronic Prescribing is an eligible service that allows healthcare providers to electronically send an accurate and error-free prescription to a pharmacy. It is a centralized, paperless system for handling medical prescriptions.  Instead of writing a prescription on paper, the physician enters it directly into his computer system and the prescription travels from the

Groundbreaking decision will lead to more clients for providers and the need for state-of-the-art Technology

On June 28, 2012, in a historic 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), approving a mandate that Americans must obtain healthcare insurance or face a tax penalty for failing to do so by 2014. While the full implication of this decision is yet

WebEHR – Provider’s Peace of Mind

WebEHR, the latest innovation in the healthcare industry, brings peace of mind for providers and practices in several ways. When a practice signs up for a WebEHR, it gets relief from a lot of burden. Signing up for a web EHR is not like an ordinary buying and selling transaction, but is more like a

The Benefits of Using A Web EHR

Web EHR is the latest EHR innovation. With web-based EHR, users can access EHR via any browser on any Internet-activated system. Keeping up with today’s fast growing healthcare technologies, a web-based EHR system allows patients to self-schedule appointments. A web-based EHR system makes it easy to add new users, doctors or locations. Web EHR allows

Anywhere and at Anytime: MTBC Provides Patients’ Premium Access and Control Over Their Healthcare

Ninety percent (90%) of patients want direct access and control over their health records and care, according to a survey released today by Accenture at the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) annual meeting. The results of the survey also showed that eighty-five percent (85%) of patients want to be proactive when it comes to their

Web EHR: What’s It About?

There’s been lots of talk about different types of EHR technologies – browser, cloud, desktop – what’s the difference? What’s good about each of them? Look for future posts on Cloud- and Desktop-based EHRs and the benefits and drawbacks for each platform. This post focuses exclusively on Web EHR and the specific benefits. Web EHR Defined