Attest to meaningful use or MU through the CMS' web-based Medicare Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System. In this system, you will fill in numerators and denominators for the MU objectives and clinical quality measures.
Once providers have completed a successful online submission through the Attestation System, they will qualify for a Medicare EHR incentive payment.
The following are the meaningful use criteria:
|Examples of clinical decision support rules: mammograms every year for women over 40, hypertension, blood pressure check every year.|
Demonstrate the ability to protect privacy and security of patient data.
Requirement: Conduct or review a security risk analysis, implement security updates as necessary, and correctly indentify security deficiencies.
Demonstrate the ability to report clinical quality measures to CMS or states.
Requirement: Capture all of the following items as structured data:
To demonstrate Meaningful Use, you must meet a minimum of five objectives in the following Menu Set.
Demonstrate the ability to conduct formulary checks.
Requirement: Drug formulary check system is implemented and has access to at least one internal or external drug formulary for the entire reporting period.
Demonstrate the ability to incorporate laboratory test results into EHR as structured data.
Requirement: More than 40% of lab results during the reporting period should be in positive/negative or numeric format and incorporated as structured data.
Demonstrate the ability to generate lists of patients by specific conditions.
Requirement: Generate lists of patients by specific condition (Active Problems) to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research, or outreach. Attest that at least one list was created during the 90-day reporting period.
Use EHR to identify patient-specific education resources and provide those resources to the patients as appropriate.
Requirement: More than 10% of patients are provided with patient-specific education resources during reporting period.
Demonstrate the ability to perform medication reconciliation between care settings.
Requirement: Perform medication reconciliation between care settings for more than 50% of transitions of care during reporting period.
Demonstrate the ability to provide summary of care records from EHR for patients referred or transitioned to another provider.
Requirement: Provide clinical summaries for more than 50% of patient transitions or referrals during the 90-day reporting period.
Demonstrate the ability to submit electronic data to immunization registries or immunization information systems using EHR.
Requirement: Submit electronic data to immunization registries or immunization information systems. Perform at least one test of data submission and follow-up submission. Only one test per reporting period is required.
Demonstrate the ability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies using EHR
Requirement: Submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies. At least one test of data submission and follow-up submission must be performed during the reporting period. There is no requirement for an ongoing, working exchange of information.
Demonstrate the ability to send reminders to patients for preventative and follow-up care using EHR.
Requirement: Send reminders to patients for preventative and follow-up care for more than 20% of patients 65 and older or 5 and younger. Clinics need to issue these reminders based on conditions, recalls, medications, and demographic parameters.
Demonstrate the ability to provide patients with timely electronic access to their health information using EHR
Requirement: Provide patients with timely electronic access to their health information including:
This requirement must be accomplished for more than 10% of requesting patients within four days of it being updated in the EHR. This includes patient capability to create copies of their clinical summaries.
In summary, you need to comply with all fifteen items in the Core Set and a minimum of five in the Menu Set. Ask your software vendor for assistance to help guide you through the meaningful use process.
From Meaningful Use Back To Electronic Health Records
From Meaningful Use Back To Home Page
|Medical Billing Starter Kit:
Download it now for just $49!
A step by step guide for new medical billers on a budget. Bonus material includes: sample marketing postcard, contract, and many forms you can modify and use.
|ICD-10 implementation is effective 10/01/14. Here's an example of the new CMS-1500 02/12 claim form.
|We know it's great software, but don't take our word for it. Take a test drive. Download TotalMD today!
|Improve your practice bottom line. Learn the best tool of the trade to improve your Patient Collections.|
|Medisoft online training program Combines online videos with live coaching to offer you fast and easy training at half the cost.|
|What's new? Visit our blog for straight talk on collecting Medicare EHR incentive funds.|
Eliminate the paper...we have customized our web-based system specifically for Chemical Dependency Facility UB-04 billing
|Why are my paper claims getting rejected? Find out the most common errors on your CMS-1500 or Hcfa form.
|Implement these Medical Billing Collection tips and improve your practice bottom line.|