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MEANINGFUL USE: A HISTORYThe Medicare and Medicaid EHR (Electronic Health Records) incentiveprograms provide a credit of up to $44,000 and $63,750 respectively for the“meaningful use” of certified EHR technology to “achieve health and efficiencygoals.”However, it must be noted that the monetary value of these incentives decreasesover time. In addition, your practice must meet all of the Stage 1 Meaningful Usecriteria to eligible for the full $44,000 or $63,750 credit.
WHAT IS MEANINGFUL USE?The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 stipulates three maincomponents of Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria for healthcare providersparticipating in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive plans:1. “The use of a certified HER in meaningful manner, such as e-prescribing.2. The use of EHR technology for the electronic exchange of health information to improve the quality of healthcare.3. The use of certified EHR technology to submit clinical quality and other measures.”
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE MEANINGFUL USE PROGRAM? Beyond the aforementioned financial benefits of participating in the Medicare and/or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program(s), there are many other advantages of following Meaningful Use criteria including: Reduction of errors in electronic patient records. Instant availability of patient records and related data. Ability to set reminders and alerts within your EHR system. Clinical Decision Support E-prescribing and refill automation Electronic patient referral And more…
WHO QUALIFIES FOR MEANINGFUL USE INCENTIVES? Under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program: -Doctors of medicine or osteopathy (MD, DO) - Doctors of dental surgery or dental medicine (DDS, DMD) - Doctors of podiatry - Doctors of optometry - Chiropractors Under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program: -Physicians (primarily doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy) - Nurse practitioners - Certified nurse-midwives - Dentists -Physician Assistants who furnish services in a federally qualified health center or rural health clinic that is led by a physician assistant.
WHICH HOSPITALS QUALIFY FOR MEANINGFUL USE INCENTIVES? Some hospitals may receive incentive payments from both Medicare and Medicaid if they meet all eligibility criteria. What is an eligible hospital under the Medicare EHR incentive program? “Subsection (d) hospitals” in the 50 states or D.C. that are paid under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) Medicare Advantage (MA-Affiliated) Hospitals What is an eligible hospital under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program? Acute Care Hospitals (including CAHs and cancer hospitals with at least 10% Medicaid patient volume. Children’s hospitals (no Medicaid patient volume requirements).
FOR MORE INFORMATION:Visit the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website for more information regarding their EHR Incentive programs: https://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms