Get past EHR implementation “labor pains” by taking advantage of the efficiencies offered by your “newborn” system. Here’s how.
Even if you’ve had success with Stage 1 meaningful use requirements, pay attention to the changes included in Stage 2.
A patient portal is required to meet two of the 17 core measures for Meaningful Use (MU) in 2014. Are your practice and your EHR vendor ready? Will patients participate? Let’s look at what’s involved in a successful portal implementation.
By understanding your responsibilities and the documentation required by CMS, you can pass an audit with flying colors.
Many of the requests and e-mails I receive ask for help to find current and correct information for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (meaningful use). The questions and needs vary, but the common problem is that there are many resources, sources and information that constantly changes. It can be difficult to find updated and accurate answers, so I have created this table as a starting point.
20% of providers fail a pre-payment audit and 24% fail a full audit. Don't become one of the statistics. An ounce of prevention is worth thousands of dollars to your practice.
Are you fully prepared for all the possible disruptions the change will bring? How long will it take the entire health-care system to adjust to the structure of ICD-10? More importantly, how long will it take you?
In medical settings, HCPs use personal and practice-supplied devices to access patients’ electronic medical records, return e-mails and even take photos. Unfortunately, when logged into your practice network, these devices can create new threats related to viruses and malware. Learn what you need to do to secure patient data.
This year, more than 250,000 providers have to meet the requirements of Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2, the EHR Incentive/Penalty program. Some ophthalmology practices struggle to understand new Stage 2 measures as well as older measures that were modified for Stage 2, particularly due to their scope of practice and the technology used.
Most providers are looking to their electronic medical record (EMR) to help them through this transition. They want to know if there is an easy way to look-up an ICD-10 code, if their existing ICD-9 codes for a patient will automatically convert to ICD-10, and if their exam findings can produce suggestions for the appropriate ICD-10 code.
If you use a smart device to communicate with patients, do you know whether their protected health information (PHI) is safe? The risks of breaching patient PHI are enormous, carrying fines from $100 to $50,000 per violation (including a maximum penalty of $1.5 million per year for violations of an identical provision) or even criminal charges and jail time. Therefore, you and your staff must be aware of the possibility of breaches and take security measures to stay HIPAA compliant.