Medicare and Medicaid meaningful use milestones:
2015: Medicare payment adjustments begin for eligible professionals (EPs) who were not meaningful users of EHR technology by 2013.
2016: Final year to receive a Medicare EHR incentive payment, and final year that EPs may begin participation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
Medicare eligible professionals who aren't meaningful users are subject to payment adjustments beginning on Jan. 1, 2015. The payment reduction is 1 percent per year and is cumulative for every year that an EP fails to attest.
Beginning in 2018, the Secretary for Health and Human Services has the authority to increase these penalties if less than 75 percent of physicians are meaningful users. The maximum reduction cap under this provision is 5 percent.
Yes. More than 11,000 EPs have already used Greenway Health’s MU-certified solutions to collectively receive more than $300 million in Stage 1 and Stage 2 Medicare incentive payments.
Greenway Health’s Prime Suite®, Intergy™ and SuccessEHS™ are all certified as Complete Ambulatory EHRs for meaningful use Stage 1 and Stage 2 under 2011 and 2014 criteria. Additionally, Greenway Health’s electronic dental record solution, MediaDent, is Drummond certified as a Complete Ambulatory EHR when integrated with SuccessEHS v7.0 or higher, or Intergy Meaningful Use Edition v9.00 or higher.
Certified EHR technology assures purchasers and other users that an EHR system or module offers the necessary technological capability, functionality and security to help them meet meaningful use criteria. Certification also gives providers and patients confidence that the electronic health information technologies they use are secure, can maintain data privacy and can work with other systems to share information.
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