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The 2-minute Guide: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Regulations



Overview of government EHR / EMR regulations for physicians. Everything you need to know about EHR / EMR requirements under the HITECH Act.

Overview of government EHR / EMR regulations for physicians. Everything you need to know about EHR / EMR requirements under the HITECH Act.



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  • 1. The 2-minute Guide: ElectronicMedical Record (EMR) RegulationsSummer  2013Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 2. EHR/EMR RegulationsARRA/ HITECHHIPAA123Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 3. Current RegulationsEHR/EMR Regulations‣Detail the manner in which health care providersqualify for Medicare and Medicaid EMR “meaningfuluse” payment under The Health InformationTechnology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)‣ Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of2009 (ARRA)‣Make direct and indirect reference to the latestregulations regarding providers’ security and privacyobligations under Health Insurance Portability andAccountability Act (HIPAA)3Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 4. ARRA/HITECH‣EMR requirements fall under both ARRA and HITECH formeaningful use requirements to qualify for the federalpayments‣Bulk of Medicaid payments and all Medicare paymentsrequire “meaningful use” by an Eligible Professional (EP)‣ To encourage widespread adoption of EMR technology andintegration of these capabilities into the health care systemAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Health InsurancePortability and Accountability Act4Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 5. ARRA/HITECHStages of Meaningful UseStage 1 has passed (Oct 2012)Stage 2 deadlines have been postponed until 2014Stage 35Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 6. HIPAA‣Offers protection for personal health information, includingmedical records- Grants patients more control over their health information- Sets limits on use and release of their medical records- Establishes a series of privacy standards for health careproviders which provide penalties for those who violateregulationsThe Health Information Technology for Economic and ClinicalHealth6Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 7. HIPAA‣ EMR/EHR systems generally use data encryption to protectpatient medical records on an EMR system‣ Protects electronic records while they are stored and whilebeing transferred‣ In addition, while the HIPAA deadline of October 1, 2013 for thetransition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 encoding is for hospitaltreatment inpatient procedures only, integrated treatment planswill increasingly require ICD-10 use by most health careproviders‣ Unclear whether Stage 3 will require ICD-10 compliance but itis a possibilityEMR/EHR Requirements7Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 8. MedicalRecords.com works to connect physicians to the best EMR companies, matching the rightEMR system with specific medical practices. MedicalRecords.com is the world’s largest directory ofEMR software vendors. It is a privately held company based in Cambridge, MA whose mission is tobetter organize the EMR software market. The company was founded by seasoned technology andhealthcare professionals in 2010 after the passing of The Health Information Technology forEconomic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).For more information about Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Regulations, please visit us at:http://www.medicalrecords.com/physicians/general-overview-of-emr-regluationsHow MedicalRecords.com can help!About UsLocation:55 Cambridge ParkwaySuite 103Cambridge, MA 02142Wednesday, June 12, 13
  • 9. Thank you for reading The 2-minute Guide: Electronic Medical Record(EMR) Regulations.Please visit us at MedicalRecords.com so we can help connect you to thebest EMR companies!How MedicalRecords.com can help!EMR RegulationsWednesday, June 12, 13