The 2-minute Guide: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Regulations for Health Care Providers


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The 2-minute Guide: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Regulations for Health Care Providers

  1. 1. The 2-minute Guide: Electronic MedicalRecords (EMR) Regulations for HealthCare ProvidersSummer  2013Thursday, May 30, 13
  2. 2. Why Switch to EMR?Current Regulations and “Meaningful Use”HITECH/ARRAHIPAA123Thursday, May 30, 13
  3. 3. Current RegulationsWhy Switch to EMR?‣Health care providers qualify for Medicare andMedicaid EMR “meaningful use” paymentsunder:• The Health Information Technology for Economic andClinical Health (HITECH) Act, which is part of the AmericanRecovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)• Regulations issued by The U.S. Department of Health andHuman Services (HHS) regarding providers’ security andprivacy obligations under the Health Insurance Portabilityand Accountability Act (HIPAA)Thursday, May 30, 13
  4. 4. Three Stages*What is “Meaningful Use”Stage 1:October 2014‣ EPs (eligible professionals)must meet 20 of 25objectives and 6 of 41quality measures‣ Quality measures includedemographics reporting,vital signs, allergy list, etc.‣ Exclusions may applyStage 2:2014‣ Ongoing evidence from EPsmust be provided‣ Emphasize healthinformation exchange‣ Requirements for laboratoryresults‣ Electronically transmitpatient care summariesacross unaffiliated providersand EMR systemsStage 3:not yet issued‣ Ongoing evidence from EPsmust be provided‣ Tentative ICD-10 encodingrequirement by all providers*, May 30, 13
  5. 5. Current RegulationsHITECH/ARRA‣Federal payments to qualifying health careproviders• Requires “meaningful use” of an EMR system accreditedby a proper certification authority‣Encourages widespread adoption of EMRtechnology and integration into health caresystemThursday, May 30, 13
  6. 6. ‣ Set limits on use and release of medical records and ask for writtennotice‣ Privacy standards for health care providers‣ Ability to view and request a copy of their file‣ Request that any mistakes be corrected‣ Documents must be produced within 30 days of requestProtection for personal health information, including medicalrecords.HIPAAPatient Control Under HIPAAThursday, May 30, 13
  7. 7. EMR RegulationsHIPAA‣ Data encryption to protect file storage and transfer‣ October 1, 2013 deadline for transition to ICD-10 encoding for inpatienthospital procedures‣ Tentative ICD-10 encoding requirement by all providers by MeaningfulUse Stage 3Thursday, May 30, 13
  8. 8. works to connect physicians to the best EMR companies, matching the right EMRsystem with specific medical practices. is the world’s largest directory of EMR softwarevendors. It is a privately held company based in Cambridge, MA whose mission is to better organize the EMRsoftware market. The company was founded by seasoned technology and healthcare professionals in 2010after the passing of The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).For more information about the EMR Regulations for Health Care Providers, please visit us at: can help!About UsLocation:55 Cambridge ParkwaySuite 103Cambridge, MA 02142Thursday, May 30, 13
  9. 9. How can help!Choosing the Right EMRThank you for reading The 2-minute Guide: EMR Regulations for Health CareProviders.Please visit us at for the latest information about EMR.We can help connect you to the best EMR companies!Thursday, May 30, 13