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The HITECH Act: Meaningful Use Final Rules. Download the podcast at http://alnmm.com/video/the-hitech-act-meaningful-use-final-rules

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  1. 1. The HITECH Act: Meaningful Use Final Rules Guest Host Cindy Logan, Tim Coan, Business Development CEO ALN Medical Management ALN Medical Management Download podcast at: http://alnmm.com/video/the-hitech-act-meaningful-use-final-rules
  2. 2. What is HITECH? HITECH Act Fast Facts  part of ARRA “Economic Stimulus Package” of 2009  $27B+ for HIT infrastructure and EHR adoption/use  Administered by CMS through Medicare and Medicaid  Eligible Professionals (EP’s) can qualify for incentives by demonstrating Meaningful Use of a Certified EHR system.
  3. 3. Health Care Goals and Meaningful Use Five Goals of Meaningful Use 1. To improve the quality safety, and efficiency of care while reducing disparities 2. To engage patients and their families in their care 3. To promote public and population health 4. To improve care coordination 5. To promote the privacy and security of EHR’s
  4. 4. Meaningful Use in Three Stages 2015 2013 Improved Outcomes 2011 Advanced clinical Data processes, capture decision and support sharing
  5. 5. Medicare Incentive Payouts
  6. 6. Medicaid Incentive Payouts  Broader definition of EP  >30% Medicaid to qualify; > 20% for Pediatrics  AIU advantage in year one 6
  7. 7. Incentives based on Three Key Elements •Non-hospital-based MDs or DO’s •Dentists •Podiatrists Eligible •Optometrists Professional •Chiropractors •Additional EP’s may qualify under Medicaid •ONC Certified to 2011 Incentive Certified standards •Prior Year CCHIT EHR certification does not count Payouts software •Temporary certification expected in Fall 2010 •25 Meaningful Use objectives • Core Set – 15 Objectives Meaningful • Menu Set – 10 Objectives Use (5/10 required)
  8. 8. Core Set: 5 Sample Objectives
  9. 9. Menu Set: 3 sample objectives
  10. 10. Reporting Requirements  Attestation in 2011  Reporting of quality measures in subsequent years  Online registration process to begin January 2011  First 90 reporting period Q1 2011  The earlier you begin, the higher the incentives and the more time to adapt
  11. 11. Meaningful Use in Three Stages 2015 2013 Improved Outcomes 2011 Advanced clinical Data processes, capture decision and support sharing
  12. 12. Reporting Requirements  Attestation in 2011  Reporting of quality measures in subsequent years  Online registration process to begin January 2011  First 90 reporting period Q1 2011  The earlier you begin, the higher the incentives and the more time to adapt
  13. 13. Thank You for Attending HITECH Act: Final Rule on Meaningful Use ALN Medical Management provides Revenue Cycle Management and Information Technology services to physician practices. From improving billing performance to EMR implementation, ALN helps our clients continue to control their own destiny. 1221 W. Mineral Ave . Suite 201 . Littleton . CO . 80120 . 1-866-611-5132 . www.alnmm.com

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