1 May 7, 2012 Marilyn Tavenner Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS 0044 P P.O. Box 8013, Baltimore, MD Re: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Stage 2 Dear Ms. Tavenner: On behalf of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), I am pleased to submit the following comments on the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Stage 2. Our comments below focus on the Menu Set of Measures and Objectives and the proposed Options for reporting Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs). The AAO-HNS represents over 12,000 physicians in the United States who diagnose and treat disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The medical ailments treated by this specialty are the most common that afflict all Americans, old and young, including hearing loss, balance disorders, chronic ear infection, rhinological disorders, snoring and sleep disorders, swallowing disorders, facial and cranial nerve disorders, and head and neck cancer. The Academy and its members are highly supportive of adopting robust and applicable electronic health records (EHRs) into their practice to improve quality of care and enhance patient safety. However, stringent program requirements with high satisfaction thresholds will hinder health information technology (HIT) adoption. Allowing for greater flexibility to meet meaningful use requirements will spur the adoption of HIT and move the country closer to the desired outcome for the Medicare/Medicaid EHR incentives. While the Academy supports a staged approach to the EHR meaningful use incentive program, we believe that this approach must take into account the current technological realities and the additional financial and administrative costs that will be incurred by physicians to meet all of the program requirements. Further, we believe that a system needs to be developed where CQMs are designed and easily translated into EHRs, when the calculations of the measures and reporting of the measures is automatic.
2 Menu Set: Measures and Objectives CPOE Requirement: In the proposed rule, CMS includes a proposed measure for Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) for more than 60 percent of medication, laboratory, and radiology orders created by a licensed professional. We believe that there is too steep of an increase from the Stage 1 requirement of 30 percent to the Stage 2 requirement of 60 percent. The stage II threshold of 60 percent is unrealistic; especially since it will be expanded to labs and x-rays, and that the eligible professional (EP) must order these. It is not reasonable for clinicians to have to collect all this information at the point of care. Most physicians are too involved in seeing patients and performing surgery to fill out forms for radiology and labs, and rely on assistants to fill them out. It will be important in the future for lab and radiology orders to be received by CPOE but this is not able to be done currently. Therefore, the Academy recommends that CMS remove the laboratory and radiology requirements during the EHR reporting period and decrease the proposed threshold for medication orders and only require that one laboratory and one radiology order are entered electronically. However, if CMS decides to make the requirement for Stage 2 60 percent, then we believe the status of no orders should be allowed as a positive value in the numerator. The decision not to order tests is still an order decision. If physicians are given credit for not ordering tests, then it will not only cut down on the number of unnecessary tests, but there will also be an incentive not to order tests, in general. Electronic Prescribing (e-prescribing): CMS proposes to increase the requirement to include more than 65% of orders transmitted as e-prescribing. We are skeptical that many specialty physicians will be able to meet this level of e-prescribing. Because surgeons typically prescribe medications in diverse settings (emergency room, surgical centers, hospital inpatient and outpatient, etc.), and because a universally coordinated computer network does not currently exist, this will pose a greater challenge for EPs in certain settings. We recommend that CMS reduce the threshold for EPs to generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically to 50 percent. However, as discussed above, if CMS decides to include the 65 percent threshold, then physicians should be credited for no medication prescribed. Record Demographics: The proposed requirement to include listing the patient s preferred language in the demographics is potentially problematic, especially for small offices which make up a majority of the Otolaryngology-Head and Necks practices. We support the inclusion of recording some information, such as gender identity, disability status, and preferred language, but this should be optional for physicians to record given that capturing this data is important for quality of care purposes. However, the Academy would like clarification from CMS regarding the value of recording preferred language given that small practices will not have the capability to provide interpreter services. Our understanding is that providing interpreter services is not required for Medicare Part B services. If CMS decides to move forward with implementing this requirement, we recommend that EPs only have to meet a 60 percent threshold.
3 Record Smoking Status for Patients: In the proposed rule, CMS requires EPs to record smoking status for patients 13 years old or older. The Academy appreciates CMS including this in the measures. This is an important issue because tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in this country, responsible for more than 400,000 deaths each year. However, the Academy recommends moving this requirement from the core set and instead include it in the clinical quality measures. Implement Clinical Decision Support: CMS proposes to require EPs to implement five clinical decision support interventions related to five or more clinical quality measures (CQMs) as well as enable and implement the functionality for drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checks. The Academy believes that the requirement to implement five clinical decision support interventions related to five or more CQMs would be very challenging for specialists, including otolaryngologists, who may not need to implement so many clinical decision support interventions for their particular patient populations given the specific type of care they provide. CMS notes that if none of the CQMs are applicable to a EPs scope of practice, the EP should implement a clinical decision support intervention that he or she believes will be effective in improving the quality, safety, or efficiency of patient care. The Academy is involved in developing measures from our guidelines approved by the society and moving them through the National Quality Forum (NQF) approval process, but this takes a long time. The measures will then need to be incorporated into the EHR system and leads to an additional expense for Otolaryngologists. Therefore, the Academy does not believe that the clinical decision support requirement is an appropriate core criteria for a specialist and recommends where no CQM is applicable, that CMS allows the EP to implement a CQM that has been approved by a specialty society and is under review for endorsement by the NQF. Absent a change to this effect, the Academy requests that CMS reduce the number of CQMs required from five to two. Incorporate Clinical Lab-Test Results into EHR as Structured Data: We agree with CMS s proposal that lab tests results should be incorporated into EHR as structured data but that should not be required until EMRs have evolved to the point where this is happening automatically. It is an extremely poor idea to ask clinicians to manually enter non-structured data into a structured format. Manually entering nonstructured data into a structured format is fraught with many dangers, most notably, the errors that will be made in entering the data. If it cannot be incorporated as structured data, then it should be left as unstructured data and an exclusion given. Because there is no requirement for labs to electronically interface with all types of EHRs, there is no incentive to invest in the infrastructure or to make labs compatible with EHR for a low volume user. The Academy has also found that otolaryngology practices that have adopted EHRs or who are researching to purchase an EHR in many cases do not buy the lab interface because it is cost prohibitive for the small
4 amount of labs that the practice orders. A national EHR vendor charges $6000 per lab interface with ongoing maintenance fees. It is our understanding that if you are an organization that is a high volume user of labs, the labs themselves will often subsidize the cost of the interfaces, but in most cases this does not apply to otolaryngology. We are additionally concerned our members will not be able to have their EHR certified because of the requirement of a lab interface. The problem is the interface. The cost forces solo practitioners to align with local networks and decreases competition. A functional Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) is needed for this requirement. This way, a physician has to interface with the NwHIN, and the labs and hospitals have to do the same thing and at that point, everything will be compatible. Until then, it is prohibitive and counterproductive to implement this requirement. Therefore, the Academy believes that otolaryngologists should not be prevented from meeting meaningful use criteria by their failure to purchase a costly laboratory interface or module until such time as costs to do so become more manageable for small practices. The Academy recommends that CMS should re examine the proposed measure and criteria and remove it from the health IT functionality measures. Send reminders to patients (10%): CMS proposes a requirement for an EP to send a reminder to more than 10 percent of all unique patients who prefer to receive a reminder, who have had an office visit with the EP within the 24 months before the beginning of the EHR reporting period. The EP will need to use clinically relevant information to identify patients who should receive reminders for preventive/followup care. We are concerned that this would be difficult for specialists to meet as it may not be appropriate. For example, it would not make sense for an Otolaryngologist to send reminders to patients with a more acute, time-limited condition, such as acute otitis. Therefore, the Academy urges CMS not to include sending patient reminders as a requirement. Provide Patients with Electronic Access to their Health Information and Provide Clinical Summaries for Patients: The Academy supports CMS s proposed objectives to provide patients with an electronic copy of their health information; however, we oppose CMS s proposed measure that requires physicians to provide clinical summaries within 24 hours and provides patients the ability to view their health information within 4 days of the information being available to the practice. The 24 hour and 4 day time limit are arbitrary, fail to recognize that physician practices are not typically open 24 7, and fails to appreciate that some information should only be provided to patients during a face to face encounter. Thus, if CMS must adopt time limits, they should be specified in terms of business days rather than hours to account for weekends and holidays. However, even four business days is significantly under the 30 days allowed under HIPAA for providing an electronic copy of health information, and would be an inappropriately short period of time for new test results and information that have not already been discussed with the patient. It is important that our members have more time to discuss certain results, especially if the results involve bad news or complex treatment options, in person or possibly over the phone to allow for discussion and questions.
5 At the very least, if the proposed criteria and measures are retained, physicians should have the option of disclosing only appropriate information. Physicians and patients are in the best position to determine what records are needed and when they are needed. Also, it is unclear whether circumstances that allow providers to refuse to provide copies under HIPAA have been recognized in the rule. Finally, we question the requirement to automatically provide clinical summaries of most office visits, whether or not desired by the patient. This appears to be an overly burdensome requirement. In addition, we are concerned about potential liability if such clinical summaries are provided automatically (that is, without obtaining the patient s authorization), yet contain sensitive information. If the measures are retained, the Academy recommends that physicians should only be required to provide patients with an electronic or printed copy of their health information (including diagnostic test results, problem list, medication lists, and allergies) upon request. All patients who request a copy of their health information should be provided either an electronic or printed copy within a reasonable period of time in accordance with federal and/or state law. The Academy is also concerned that a note that is unsigned or unreviewed by a physician may be viewed by a patient. If CMS moves forward with this requirement, we request that CMS clarify that the note should be reviewed and signed by the physician prior to providing to the patient. Patient Portal: The Academy is supportive of patient portals and the ability for patients to be able to review and update their medical information. However, we have been told by vendors that incorporating patient portal capabilities into an EHR is an additional significant cost both one time and recurring for each provider in the practice. It will require practices to educate the patients on what they are viewing so they can understand the information. As CMS looks to incorporate more modular type functions into meeting meaningful use they must take into consideration the cost of implementation and functionality. In addition, physicians should not be liable for patients use of a personal health record and whether they use this type of functionality to manage their care. Medication Reconciliation: CMS proposes to include the requirement that the EP perform medication reconciliation for more than 65 percent (50 percent for Stage 1) of all transitions of care in which the patient is transitioned into the care of the EP. The threshold for this requirement is too high to be universally and routinely applied to specialists. How does a specialist interface with this requirement when they are not the ordering physician for many of the medications ordered? As specialty providers, Otolaryngologists make every attempt to maintain the most accurate information on a patient as possible, but often such information is not obtainable because the patient does not know the medication they are taking or the Otolaryngologist doesn t have access to the information. The Academy is concerned about this requirement because it requires seamless integration with pharmacies, hospitals, and insurance providers, since patients get their medications from many sources. When it is automatically reconciled by the software over the internet, this
6 will be a valid measure and the threshold could be increased, but not at this time. Therefore, the Academy recommends CMS change the requirement from 65 percent to 50 percent, maintaining the Stage 1 requirement in Stage 2. Submit Electronic Data to Immunization Records: This proposed requirement by CMS includes an EP submitting electronic data to immunization registries or immunization information systems except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice. The Academy is concerned that interfaces with immunization registries and public health agencies do not readily exist. Further, specialists generally do not administer immunizations, and should be excluded from this requirement. CMS indicates that any EP that meets one or more of the following criteria is excluded from meeting this requirement: (A) The EP does not administer any of the immunizations to any of the populations for which data is collected by the jurisdiction s immunization registry or immunization information system during the EHR reporting period, etc. The Academy believes that otolaryngology-head and neck surgeons meet this exclusion and therefore this requirement does not apply. We seek clarification of this exclusion and the specialists CMS includes in the exclusion to the requirement. Provide Summary Care Record for Each Transition of Care and Referral: CMS proposes that (A) the EP that transitions or refers their patient to another setting of care or provider of care provides a summary of care record for more than 65 percent of transitions of care and referrals; and (B) the EP that transitions or refers their patient to another setting of care or provider of care electronically transmits using EHR to a recipient with no organizational affiliation and using a different EHR vendor than the sender a summary of care record for more than 10 percent of transitions of care and referrals. CMS proposes to limit the numerator for measure (B) to only count electronic transmissions which conform to the transport standards proposed for adoption by ONC. CMS says it is also considering permitting a provider to count electronic transmissions if the provider transmits summary of care records to support patient transitions using an organization that follows Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) specifications CMS worries that measure (B) could be problematic in areas where a single EHR vendor or organizational structure accounts for a large share of the market and asks whether this problem could be mitigated with an exclusion. CMS also argues that the limitation on organizational and vendor affiliations is important because even if a network or organization is using the standards, it does not mean that a network is open to all providers. CMS also notes that for measure (A), a provider is permitted to generate an electronic or paper copy of the summary of care record using the EHR and to document that it was provided to the patient, receiving provider or both, and that use of physical media such as CD- ROM, a USB or hard drive, or other formats could satisfy the measure. We agree and are concerned with the same things as CMS regarding the limitations of this measurement and believe it should not be implemented until there is a common system in place. Not all certified systems are compatable for sharing data. Most are not. Therefore, it will force independent providers to adopt
7 whatever software the local hospital system is using. Thus, the computer software could and would be used to force independent providers to align with a hospital system, driving them out of private practice. Likewise, networks could exclude providers who are affiliated with another network. This is a long-term goal, but until a common data transfer is available, it should not be implemented. The Academy recommends that this measure (B) should not be adopted or implemented yet, until a National Health Information Network is functional, or until a common data transfer protocol such as Continuity of Care Record (CCR) or Continuity of Care Document (CCD) is adopted. The CCR and CCD are standards and are included in the vendor certification criteria. However, they provide minimal data. A more robust standard for data sharing needs to exist. Therefore, the Academy believes the state of electronic health records is not ready yet. Use Secure Electronic Messaging to Communicate with Patients on Relevant Health information: CMS proposes a new measure to include a secure message sent using the electronic messaging function of EHR by more than 10 percent of unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period. The Academy believes this should read "secure message was available to be sent" and not "sent". This measure as written assigns responsibility to the physician for actions beyond his control, i.e. patient participation. The measure should be that the functionality is enabled, and there should be no threshold for the number of messages sent. Make Imaging Results Available through EHR: This is a new proposed objective that would require more than 40 percent of all scans and tests whose results is one or more images ordered by the EP during the EHR reporting period are accessible through EHR. The Academy would like clarification on what is the difference between scans and tests? Until images are received electronically, the Academy doesn t understand why physicians should be required to scan them in or manually incorporate the images? Again, manual incorporation of images will lead to mistakes and poor patient care. The Academy believes it is important to have the images incorporated into the electronic medical record but until the images are electronically shared back with the ordering physician, this should wait until there is a functional national network. However, if CMS decides to move forward with implementing this requirement, we believe the threshold should be 20 percent. Provide Electronic Syndromic Surveillance Data to Public Health Agencies: Successful ongoing submission of electronic syndromic surveillance data from EHR to a public health agency for the entire EHR reporting period. We understand that one of the exclusions is that the EP is not in a category of providers that collect ambulatory syndromic surveillance information on their patients during the EHR reporting period. However, we understand that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will not be issuing the guide until spring of 2013 which determine which categories of EPs would not collect such information. Therefore, we recommend that CMS delay this requirement until after the CDC publishes the guide so that physicians will know which categories are included in the guide.
8 Cancer Registry Reporting: CMS proposes a new measure to include the successful ongoing submission of cancer case information from EHR to a cancer registry for the entire EHR reporting period. This would include Classification of Malignant Tumors (TNM) and Staging information. This is beneficial for those Otolaryngologists who are Head and Neck specialists and treat cancer patients. However, if Otolaryngologists do not treat cancer patients and they cannot participate in the Cancer Registry reporting, they should be excluded from this measure. Therefore, the Academy supports this new measure with the understanding that those physicians who can participate may use this measure, but those physicians who cannot participate should be exempt from the requirement. Non-Cancer Registry Reporting: This proposed measure includes the EPs capability to identify and report specific cases to a specialized registry (other than a cancer registry), except where prohibited, and in accordance with applicable law and practice. This would include a temporal bone registry. This is beneficial for those Otolaryngologists who treat patients who have temporal bone diseases. However, if Otolaryngologists do not treat cancer patients and they cannot participate in the Non-Cancer Registry reporting, they should be excluded from these measures. As is the case with the Cancer registry reporting, the Academy supports this new measure with the understanding that those physicians who can participate may use this measure, but those physicians who cannot participate should be exempt from the requirement. Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) for EPs in CY 2014: In the proposed rule, CMS includes two reporting options for consideration for CY 2014, Option 1 and Option 2. Option 1 includes two alternatives: 1a and 1b; however, only one method will be finalized. Option 2 includes Medicare EPs who submit and satisfactorily report PQRS measures under the PQRS EHR reporting option using certified EHR technology would satisfy their CQM reporting requirement under the Medicare EHR incentive program. In Option 1a, EPs would report 12 CQM from those listed in Table 8 of the proposed rule, including at least one measure from each of the six domains including: 1) Patient and family Engagement; 2) Patient Safety; 3) Care Coordination; 4) Population and Public Health; 5) Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources; and 6) Clinical Process/Effectiveness. The proposed reporting requirements for Option 1a include the following: If the EP cannot report data for at least 12 CQM, the EP must report the CQM for which there is patient data and report the remaining required CQM measures as zero denominators. If no CQM apply to the EP s scope of practice or unique patient population, EP s must still report 12 CQM even if zero is the result in either the numerator and/or denominator of the measure. If all CQM have a value of zero the EP must report any 12 of the CQM
9 The proposed rule includes 125 proposed CQM s, of which a subset will be included in the final rule. An initial assessment suggests only a possible 12 of the proposed CQM s will be applicable to Otolaryngologists, with a further four potentially applicable based on the measures specification. Twelve measures are too high of a threshold to use if there are only a possible 12 to 16 that can be met by Otolaryngologists. Of the 12 applicable measures, ten are currently NQF endorsed; the two non-endorsed measures are currently incorporated into PQRS. The 12 applicable measure fall across four of the six domains, those being: Clinical process/effectiveness, Patient Safety, Efficient use of healthcare resources and Population/Public Health. As noted previously, EP s will be required to report 12 CQM, including at least one measure from each of the six domains. Under the current proposal this would not be possible for Otolaryngologists. However, the reporting requirements suggest that an EP can report CQM with zero denominators. It is not clear if an EP is required to report across all six domains if not all domains are applicable. Therefore, the Academy requests clarification about this in the final rule. The proposal for Option 1b includes EPs who would report 11 Core CQM listed in Table 6 plus 1 menu CQM from Table 8. The reporting requirements proposed for Option 1b include the following: The policy on reporting zeros discussed under Option 1a would also apply to the core and menu option. In this option, an EP who does not report the entire identified core CQM, plus a menu CQM, would not meet the requirements for submitting CQM. The proposed rule includes 11 measures within the core CQM set. An initial assessment suggests 3 of the proposed core set would be applicable to Otolaryngologists. An additional 2 CQM may be applicable based on the measures specifications. In addition, to reporting on all 11 core measures, EP would be required to submit 1 measure from the menu set (Table 8). As noted above, 12 of the proposed menu CQM are applicable to Otolaryngologists. We believe adding the Clinical Quality Measures is important, but for specialists, it is very difficult. As mentioned above, the Academy is involved in developing measures approved by the society and receiving approval from the NQF, but this is a very timeconsuming process. We would support having both options 1 and 2 to allow Otolaryngologists the opportunity to participate in the program, while we continue to develop specific clinical quality measures. Having the two options allows flexibility. Of the two Option 1 reporting options, Option 1a (12 measures, reporting at least 1 measure across the 6 domains) is preferable as it would allow more of our members to participate rather than submit zero denominators. Option 1a was also supported by the Quality Measures workgroup of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee. Therefore Option 1a allows us more flexibility and given the current choice, the Academy recommends that CMS finalize this option. However, it
10 is difficult to specify Option 1 a or b given that CMS indicates only a subset of the 125 measures will be finalized in the final rule. That in itself is a problem because not all of the measures apply to specialists. However, requiring EPs to report on 12 measures is too many and undermines the quality improvement intent of the program. Many of the measures are heavily weighted toward primary care and preventive medicine, which would make it difficult for specialties, like otolaryngology, to find 12 CQMs to track. Many physicians will be forced to report zero values for many of the measures, which significantly undermine the utility of the process. Therefore, because of these difficulties with the proposed options, we urge CMS to consider a third option: EPs would support six CQMs, including at least two clinically relevant measures from any (not each) of the six domains. This would be a much more feasible option that would help ensure EPs can identify measures specific to their specialty. Conclusion The American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery appreciates the opportunity to provide these comments and recommendations on behalf of behalf of our members. We have signed on in support of the American Medical Association (AMA) and American College of Surgeons (ACS) positions, but where there is any ambiguity, our comments take precedence. If you require further information, please contact Jenna Kappel, MPH, MA, Director of Health Policy at or Thank you. Sincerely, David R. Nielsen, MD Executive Vice President and CEO
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A Guide to Understanding and Qualifying for Meaningful Use Incentives A White Paper by DrFirst Copyright 2000-2012 DrFirst All Rights Reserved. 1 Table of Contents Understanding and Qualifying for Meaningful
Ophthalmology Meaningful Use Attestation Guide Stage 1 2013 Edition Ophthalmologists can register for the Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive program on the CMS website: https://ehrincentives.cms.gov
Meaningful Use - Stage 2 Regulations Overview Brought to you by Presented by: Travis Broome, MPH, MBA September 18, 2012 Objectives Specific regulatory changes and requirements based on the CMS Stage 2
Ms. Marilyn B. Tavenner Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-0044-P Room 445-G, Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence
Modified Stage Two Meaningful Use 2015-2017 with Final Rule Quick Reference Guide To qualify for Stage 1 or 2, a provider must meet: 10 objectives, Including 2 consolidated public health measures Reporting
Core Set of Objectives and Measures Must Meet All 15 Measures Stage 1 Objectives Stage 1 Measures Reporting Method Use Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) for medication orders directly entered by
Meaningful Use Stage 2 MU Audits Presented by: Deb Anderson, CPHIMS HTS Consultant HTS, a division of Mountain Pacific Quality Health Foundation 1 CEHRT Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (EHR)
Meaningful Use Qualification Plan Overview Certified EHR technology used in a meaningful way is one piece of a broader Health Information Technology infrastructure intended to reform the health care system
Meaningful Use Stage 1 Core Objectives Must Meet all 13 Objectives 1. CPOE for Medication Orders 2. Drug Interaction Checks 3. Up-To-Date Problem List 4. E-Prescribing (erx) 5. Active Medication List 6.
Community Center Readiness Guide Additional Resource #13 Meaningful Use Implementation Tracking Tool (Template) MEANINGFUL USE HITECH s goal is not adoption alone but meaningful use of EHRs that is, their
Stage 2 Meaningful Use What the Future Holds Lindsey Wiley, MHA HIT Manager Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality An Important Reminder For audio, you must use your phone: Step 1: Call (866) 906-0123.
Product Mappings to the ARRA/HITECH Stage 1 Requirements for Eligible Providers Number CORE SET (These objectives are to be achieved by all eligible professionals in order to qualify for incentive payments.)
Meaningful Use for Dummies: Deciphering Final meaningful use stage 2 criteria indicates stronger focus on patient engagement, HIE. Check out this chart to find out more about the meaningful use program.
The HITECH Act and Meaningful Use Implications for Population and Public Health Bill Brand, MPH Public Health Informatics Institute Meaningful Use for Public Health Professionals: Basic Training May 16,
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Final Rule - Stage 3 Meaningful Use Criteria Objectives and Measures Summary October 22, 2015 Version 1.2 Provided by www.clinicalarchitecture.com Contents Overview...
MDeverywhere, Inc. Presents 2014 CMS EHR Incentive Program Requirements: What Providers Need To Know Presented by: Kristen Heffernan Director Product Management & Marketing, Henry Schein MicroMD Agenda
Meaningful Use and Lab Related Requirements ONC State HIE / NILA Workgroup August 20, 2013 What is an EHR? Electronic Health Record Information system used by healthcare providers to store and manage patient
Office of Medical Assistance Programs Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Stage 2 Final Rule Update Part 2 November 7, 2012 Medical Assistance HIT Initiative 1 Office of Medical Assistance
Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payment Program Review of Meaningful Use Stage 2 Regulation Changes and Other Impacts to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for 2014 that combines the effective
Michigan Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Update Jason Werner - MDCH Program Timeline Meaningful Use Timeline Meaningful Use Stages st year 0 0 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 00 0 0 AIU $,50 3 TBD TBD TBD TBD 0 AIU
FAQs for AMDA Members on the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs, Including Medicare Payment Adjustments Long Term Post-Acute Care Providers I am a physician or nurse practitioner
GE Healthcare Achieving Meaningful Use with Centricity EMR Are you Ready to Report? GE Healthcare EMR Consulting CHUG Fall Conference October 2010 Achieving Meaningful Use with Centricity EMR The EMR Consulting
Meaningful Use Updates HIT Summit September 19, 2015 Meaningful Use Updates Nadine Owen, BS,CHTS-IS, CHTS-IM Health IT Analyst Hawaii Health Information Exchange No other relevant financial disclosures.
Modified Stage 2 Final Rule 2015-2017 Illinois Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (ILHITREC) SUPPORT PROVIDED BY ILHITREC: The Illinois Health Information Technology Regional Extension
Meaningful Use Cheat Sheet CORE MEASURES: ALL REQUIRED # Measure Exclusions How to Meet in WEBeDoctor 1 CPOE (Computerized Physician Order Entry) More than 30 percent of all unique patients with at least
EMR Name/ Model EMR Vendor Cerner PowerChart Ambulatory (PowerWorks ASP) Cerner Corporation Core Set of Measures 1 Use CPOE for medication orders directly entered by any licensed healthcare professional
WHITE PAPER Meaningful Use Stage 2 Requirements Primer Shefali Mookencherry, MPH, MSMIS, RHIA Principal Consultant Hayes Management Consulting Hayes WHITE PAPER: Meaningful Use Stage 2 Requirements Source:
Meaningful Use Meaningful Use (MU) criteria allows providers to demonstrate that they are using certified EHR technology in ways that can be measured significantly in quality and in quantity. Many assume
Are you ready? Meaningful Use Stage 2 HIT Summit July 26, 2014 Meaningful Use Stage 2 Are you Ready? Speakers: Robyn Polinar, BA, MBA, AMB & Community EMR Supervisor Hawai i Pacific Health Nadine Owen,
Lunch and Learn IFAF 09/24/11 Michael L. Brody, DPM Disclaimers Sammy Sponsor of this presentation PICA Biomedix All Pro Imaging The Brave New World of HIT Today s Topics: PQRS E-Rx EMR Health Information
Stage 2 Meaningful Use - Public Health Michelle Nelson September 7, 2012 Meaningful Use Health Outcomes Policy Priorities Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reducing health disparities Engage patients