Providers, the following link allows you to participate in an interactive power point screen to assist you in determing your eligibility for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. (If you want to discontinue prior to the conclusion of the process, push esc).
EHR EP Decision Tool
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) announced that it has tested and certified thirty-three Electronic Health Record (EHR) products under the Commission’s ONC-ATCB program, which certifies that the EHRs are capable of meeting the 2011-2012 criteria supporting Stage 1 meaningful use as approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). See the latest list if ONC-ATCB Certified 2011/2012 technology at www.cchit.org
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has developed a flow chart as a tool for Eligible Professionals to determine their eligibility for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. To view the chart click on the link below.
View the EHR Timeline Milestones from 2010 to 2021 by clicking on the link below.
Health Care Providers, Vendors Weigh In on Qualifiying for Stage 1 of Meaningful Use.
Taken from iHealthBeat – a service of the California HealthCare Foundation
In April, CMS launched the attestation period for the Medicare portion of the meaningful use program. Meanwhile, 14 of the 21 states that have launched their Medicaid incentive programs have started distributing payments.
Under the 2009 federal economic stimulus package, health care providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health records can qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments.
In an iHealthBeat Special Audio Report by Kelly Wilkinson, vendors and health care providers weighed in on the process for qualifying for incentives under Stage 1 of the meaningful use program.
Link to complete issue: http://www.ihealthbeat.org/special-reports/2011/health-care-providers-vendors-weigh-in-on-qualifying-for-stage-1-of-meaningful-use.aspx
The Special Report includes comments from:
- Joseph Bettencourt, a family practice physician in California;
- Girish Kumar Navani, CEO of eClinicalWorks;
- Elise Singer, chief medical officer at the California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization; and
- Eric Sorenson, vice president of marketing at ChartLogic (Wilkinson, iHealthBeat, 7/15).
The complete transcript of this report is available as a PDF.
Read more: http://www.ihealthbeat.org/special-reports/2011/health-care-providers-vendors-weigh-in-on-qualifying-for-stage-1-of-meaningful-use.aspx#ixzz1SrAu8PqG