"The Government will give qualifying physicians up to $64,000 for using electronic medical records."
Complet Medical Billing
(PRWEB) October 04, 2012
In August of 2012, the United States government set out the standards that healthcare providers must meet in order to qualify for incentives under the new EHR incentive programs. Among these standards is a 90 day recording period, which needs to be started no later than October 2nd, 2012. This period allows eligible healthcare professionals to report on their use of electronic health records to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This reporting helps to show the meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology. In an effort to quickly bring their offices up to speed in a timely fashion, many healthcare providers are turning to online EMR software to help streamline the reporting process.
As part of the provisions set forward by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, there is a tiered level of reporting required by various levels of healthcare providers. Primarily, eligible private practitioners are required to report with electronic records for no fewer than 9 out of every 64 visits. Also, hospitals and critical care facilities are required to report with electronic records on 16 out of every 29 patients.
These reports need to cover three of the following care measures:
- Patient and Family Engagement
- Clinical Processes and Effectiveness
- Patient Safety
- Care Coordination
- Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources
- Population and Public Health
Eligible healthcare providers who join this program by October 2nd, 2012 will be eligible for up to $64,000 in reimbursements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These reimbursements are a way for the Center to create incentives toward the adoption of electronic records management by healthcare providers. Eligible healthcare providers who miss this October 2nd start-date for reporting will still qualify for smaller reimbursements.
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