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What Every Medicare Participating Provider Should Know! – By Azcomp Technologies

Medicare Payment Adjustments meaningful use understanding 2014 deadlinesStarting January 1, 2015, Eligible Providers (EPs) that bill Medicare and have not successfully attested for meaningful use are subject to a 1% adjustment to their Medicare reimbursements. Adjustments are scheduled to increase to 2% in 2016, and 3% in 2017. Penalties in 2018 and beyond may vary [...]

What Every Medicare Participating Provider Should Know! – By Azcomp Technologies 2014-04-23T08:21:59+00:00

Learn About the Special EHR Reporting Periods for Eligible Professionals in 2014

CMS Article....... If you are an eligible professional, make sure you are aware of the special reporting periods for submitting meaningful use measures in 2014. Meaningful Use Reporting for Medicare and Medicaid Eligible Professionals You only need to demonstrate meaningful use for a three-month, or 90-day, reporting period, regardless if you are demonstrating Stage 1 [...]

Learn About the Special EHR Reporting Periods for Eligible Professionals in 2014 2014-04-23T08:17:35+00:00

Eligible Professionals: Hardship Exception Applications due July 1, 2014

CMS Article...... Are you a Medicare provider who was unable to successfully demonstrate meaningful use for 2013 due to circumstances beyond your control? CMS is accepting applications for hardship exceptions to avoid the upcoming Medicare payment adjustment for the 2013 reporting year. Payment adjustments for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program will begin on January 1, [...]

Eligible Professionals: Hardship Exception Applications due July 1, 2014 2014-04-23T08:13:14+00:00

New Meaningful Use Calculator Helps Providers Attest to Stage 2

Article By CMS Are you a provider participating in Stage 2 of meaningful use? If so, use the new CMS Stage 2 Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator to determine if you will successfully meet Stage 2 requirements. Like the Stage 1 calculator, eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) can enter and review their [...]

New Meaningful Use Calculator Helps Providers Attest to Stage 2 2014-04-13T12:57:04+00:00

Eligible Hospitals: Review Changes in Stage 1 Meaningful Use Criteria that Begin in Fiscal Year 2014

Is your Medicare eligible hospital or critical access hospital (CAH) participating or planning to participate in Stage 1 of the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program this year? The Stage 2 rule for meaningful use included changes to Stage 1 requirements that took effect at the start of the 2014 fiscal year on October 1, [...]

Eligible Hospitals: Review Changes in Stage 1 Meaningful Use Criteria that Begin in Fiscal Year 2014 2014-04-13T12:47:00+00:00

Batch Reporting for Group Professional and Hospitals

Article by CMS Learn More about the Batch Reporting Option for 2014 Are you part of a group practice with multiple eligible professionals or part of a system of eligible hospitals participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program? If so, you now have the option to submit your attestations through the batch reporting method. The [...]

Batch Reporting for Group Professional and Hospitals 2014-04-09T18:56:38+00:00

New Report Shows Significant Increases in PQRS and eRx Program Participation in 2012

Here is an article from CMS regarding the increases in Incentive Program participation...... Today, CMS released the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Experience Report [ZIP - 3.74 MB], highlighting a significant increase in participation in both the PQRS and eRx programs. Report Highlights The increased participation in both programs marks [...]

New Report Shows Significant Increases in PQRS and eRx Program Participation in 2012 2017-01-20T15:49:10+00:00

‘Meaningful Use’ Stage 2 is Here

To begin with, providers need to be using an electronic health record (HER) system that supports Meaningful Use (MU), stage 1 capabilities. Majority of these EHR systems are capable and ready to be used for MU Stage 2 incentive programs available to providers participating in 2014. A very low percentage of providers have initiated the [...]

‘Meaningful Use’ Stage 2 is Here 2017-01-20T15:49:10+00:00

The Stage 1 Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator

This online tool allows providers to test whether or not they would successfully demonstrate Stage 1 meaningful use for the EHR Incentive Programs. Visit the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program website for more detailed information about the program, including who is eligible to participate. Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator

The Stage 1 Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator 2014-04-01T15:42:21+00:00