Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs- What Does “Meaningful Use” Have to Do With It? Registration
Webinar: February 20, 2013
12:00 -1:30 CT
On February 17, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or 2009 (ARRA) was signed into law. Part of the ARRA legislation is the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, or HITECH. HITECH allocates $19 billion to hospitals and physicians who demonstrate ‘meaningful use’ of electronic health records (EHR).
The Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records Final Rule provides guidelines to health professionals and hospitals on how to adopt and use electronic health record technology in a meaningful way to help improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care. The rule also provides guidelines on how providers can qualify for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs (View Information Here).
The implementation of an EMR/EHR will be very costly to solo practitioners and multi-physician practices. Under HITECH, physicians may qualify up to $44,000 in Medicare EHR incentives if they can demonstrate ‘meaningful use’ of a certified EMR system. The purpose of this Webinar is to provide the physician and their office staff with updated information on how to participate in this program and qualify for these incentive payments. This webinar will be interactive and give participants the opportunity to ask the presenter questions pertaining to the topic.
Many physicians continue to use paper records in their practices however; they need to be prepared as the nation’s healthcare arena transitions to EHR technology. Medicare requires all eligible professionals report and demonstrate ‘meaningful use’ or their Medicare reimbursements will be reduced.
Faculty: Anita Henderson-Sumpter, MHA, MBA, CHC, CPC, CMOM
Topics of Discussion will include:
- Provide an overview of the EHR incentive program
- Summarize participation eligibility requirements
- Describe types of reporting options available for eligible professionals
- Discuss available incentive payment amounts
- Discuss penalties for non participation by eligible professionals
- Explain proper reporting methods for both participating and non participating professionals
|AACE members and Staff:||$149|
|Non AACE members:||$199|
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.