The EMR-DR Can Help You Avoid Meaningful Use Penalties in 2015
The EMR Doctor (EMR-DR.com) can help medical practices avoid Meaningful Use penalties in 2015, by working with the practice EHR / EMR to successfully pass attestation requirements. Regardless of software-Allscripts, Elekta Mosaiq, Prime Clinical and others, the EMR Doctor will efficiently work within the software remotely, if required, with minimal disruption to staff operations and providers. The company has a 100% success rate for Meaningful Use attestation. In these difficult economic times, no practice can afford to pay penalties for failure to implement and use an EHR system to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( CMS ) guidelines.
Medical practices are having a difficult time trying to implement CMS guidelines into their EMR / EHR usage. This is evident in the January 29, 2015 CMS blog post, “CMS intends to modify requirements for Meaningful Use“, which reports that it plans to update rules for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs beginning in 2015. In response to ongoing stakeholder input, the changes will address “provider concerns about software implementation, information exchange readiness, and other related concerns in 2015”.
In response to stakeholder input, CMS is considering proposals to:
- Realign hospital EHR reporting periods to the calendar year to allow eligible hospitals more time to incorporate 2014 Edition software into their workflows and to better align with other CMS quality programs.
- Modify other aspects of the program to match long-term goals, reduce complexity, and lessen providers’ reporting burdens.
- Shorten the EHR reporting period in 2015 to 90 days to accommodate these changes.
A medical practice consultant such as the EMR Doctor has specialized experience and knowledge, and is not preoccupied by the daily operations of the medical practice. Contact us today to get started on your Meaningful Use obligation.