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1 1 13 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO BECOMING ICD-10 COMPLIANT With Practice Management Software The Beginner s Guide to EHR Meaningful Use

2 2 THE BEGINNER S GUIDE TO EHR MEANINGFUL USE CONTENTS Introduction...3 Components Of Meaningful Use...4 Five General Health Outcomes Policy Priorities Stages Of Meaningful Use...6 Penalties For Not Using An EHR...9 Key Takeaways...10

3 3 THE BEGINNER S GUIDE TO EHR MEANINGFUL USE INTRODUCTION Electronic health records systems provide an effective means of keeping patients records in a digital format. Instead of traditional paper records which are bulky, inconvenient, and not secure, an electronic version of the information is created which can be stored securely and retrieved more easily. In addition to freeing up storage space and allowing only authorized medical personnel to access a patient s records from anywhere, EHR has other applications which provides great benefits. Because all patients information exists in a form that facilitates retrieval and use, it s much easier for healthcare providers to coordinate care, pick up on disparities in healthcare, and encourage patients and families to be more involved in their care. The benefits to an individual s heath and to the heath of larger populations are great enough that the government, as part of the overall American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), has earmarked $17 billion in incentives to encourage physicians ( eligible professionals or EPs ) to adopt and use EHRs. To qualify for these incentives, EPs must not only have implemented a certified EHR, they must attest that it is actually being used in a meaningful way ( meaningful use or MU ) as determined by the government. The maximum EP incentive for EHR MU from Medicare over the course of the 3 stage program is $44,000. Medicare s incentive can be almost $20,000 more.

4 4 THE BEGINNER S GUIDE TO EHR MEANINGFUL USE COMPONENTS OF MEANINGFUL USE 1 EHR MUST BE A CERTIFIED SYSTEM CERTIFIED The EHR must be a system that has been certified by organizations such as CCHIT Drummond, or others and is used in what the ONC (Office of National Coordinator) determines to be a meaningful manner. This includes activities that rely on capturing and tracking certain elements of patient clinical data, and for functions such as e-prescribing (erx). 2 CERTIFIED EHR TECHNOLOGY That use of certified EHR technology is used to improve the quality of health care, specifically using the electronic exchange of health information. 3 CLINICAL QUALITY The submission of clinical quality measures and other measures using certified EHR technology is performed. THERE ARE FIVE GENERAL HEALTH OUT COMES POLICY PRIORITIES 1 PREVENT ERRORS AND OPTIMIZE CARE The practice must use EHR to improve the quality, efficiency and safety of care while also reducing disparities in healthcare. This means that digital

5 5 THE BEGINNER S GUIDE TO EHR MEANINGFUL USE information must be used to prevent errors and optimize the care given to each patient. 2 PATIENTS AND FAMILIES The EHR must be used to engage patients and families in their care. 3 PROMOTING PUBLIC & POPULATION HEALTH EHR systems must be used in promoting public and population health. Since EHR systems allow many disparate kinds of data to be collated and matched, different aspects of healthcare across populations can be monitored and connections between different metrics may come to light. 4 IMPROVE CARE COORDINATION EHRs should be used to improve care coordination (for example, between a new doctor and a previous doctor, or between a doctor and a specialist). 5 PRIVACY AND SECURITY EHRs promote privacy and security, ensuring that unauthorized individuals never gain access to sensitive patient records and that data is not lost, deleted or altered improperly.

6 6 THE BEGINNER S GUIDE TO EHR MEANINGFUL USE 3 STAGES OF MEANINGFUL USE To support the timely implementation of EHR systems, incentives exist for EPs who can demonstrate meaningful use of EHRs. Note that this is not a simple rebate or grant for purchasing such a system; practices must already have adopted an EHR and be able to show that they meet certain specific use criteria. To qualify for stimulus incentives, EPs must meet a variety of standards, grouped into three stages over five years. As can be expected, there are deadlines for the commencement of each of the 3 stages. After a certain point, it will no longer be possible for an EP to commence Stage 1 which includes the program s highest incentive amount. STAGE 1 The first stage consists of 15 core elements, along with a list of 10 additional criteria (termed menu criteria ) of which the EP can select any five relative to his or her practice. If the EHR is not designated as complete for Stage 1, more than one certified product or component may be needed to achieve the 15 required core elements and the additional 5 electives. To complete Stage 1 the EP must attest that he or she has used the EHR system in a meaningful way. By documenting that a certain percentage of

7 7 THE BEGINNER S GUIDE TO EHR MEANINGFUL USE all relevant heath information was captured electronically. This can include items such as visits, diagnoses and immunizations. In particular, the EP must demonstrate that a certain percentage of electronic prescriptions (e-rx) have been transmitted. Certified EHRs include support tools such as automated warnings and reminders which the EP must use to ensure better and safer patient care. Patient records must have been shared electronically and quality measures and public information must be reported using the EHR system. STAGE 2 An EP can only become eligible for Stage 2 once a sufficient number of Stage 1 criteria have been met. EPs that first begin their EHR use in Stage 2 will have the Stage 1 criteria to meet along with Stage 2 s requirements. Stage 2 builds on Stage 1 ensuring that the initial criteria continues to be met while also adding more advanced and stringent requirements. In addition to the electronic communication stipulated under Stage 1 criteria, EPs must also show that they are using their EHR to send and receive further information such as lab orders and test results. For EPs, a core objective of Stage 2 is the use of secure electronic messaging for sending and receiving relevant health information to and from patients. For eligible hospitals and CAHs, a core objective is to utilize assistive technologies in tandem with an electronic medication administration record (emar) in order to automatically track patients medications, from order to administration.

8 8 THE BEGINNER S GUIDE TO EHR MEANINGFUL USE STAGE 3 At the time of writing, the precise requirements for Stage 3 continue to be under discussion and have not been determined in detail. In general, however, EPs will need to continue to meet the requirements introduced in Stages 1 and 2. In addition, EPs will most likely need to show that the EHR is being used in improving population health and to support clinical decisions relating to national high priority conditions. They will also need to demonstrate effective access to comprehensive patient data, and that patients are being enrolled in a personal heath record system (PHR).

9 9 THE BEGINNER S GUIDE TO EHR MEANINGFUL USE PENALTIES FOR NOT USING AN EHR While the government is not forcing EPs to adopt and use a certified EHR, those who have not by the end of Stage 3 will begin to receive financial penalties from Medicare starting at 1% and increasing yearly to a maximum of 3% or 4% Penalties will remain at their highest level until the EP adopts an EHR. At that point, however, the opportunity to have capitalized on incentives will be over. Certain physicians may be exempt from non-ehr use based on rural location and patient volume. Those who are not excempt and who do not adopt an EHR will not be penalized as above. However, the great majority of physicians do not fall into exempted categories. We suggest checking for more information.

10 10 THE BEGINNER S GUIDE TO EHR MEANINGFUL USE KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. EPs must meet specific criteria for each of the 3 stages to qualify for each of the stages financial incentives. 2. Each stage introduces new requirements which the EP must meet. 3. To fully capitalize, EPs should be involved from Stage 1 since incentives decrease dramatically as EHR is adopted later in the program. 4. Non-exempt EPs will begin to receive increasing penalties from Medicare for not using an EHR during the program. Penalties will remain in place until an EHR is used but incentives will be over by then.

11 11 THE BEGINNER S GUIDE TO EHR MEANINGFUL USE Medicare Payment Schedule Incen Incen Incen Incen Incen Incen Incen Total 2011 $18,000 $12,000 $8000 $4000 $ $44, $18,000 $12,000 $8000 $4000 $ $44, $15,000 $12,000 $8000 $ $39, $12,000 $8000 $ $24, % -1%MFS % -2% -3%MFS % -2% -3% -6%MFS Medicare providers who practice in health professional shortage areas (HPSA) will have their incentive payments increaced 10%. Medicaid Payment Schedule Year Incentive Year 1 $21,250 (25k) Year 2 $8500 (10k) Year 3 $8500 (10k) Year 4 $8500 (10k) Year 5 $8500 (10k) Year 6 $8500 (10k) 85% of net average available costs Maximum incentive payment is $63,750

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