What does Meaningful Use mean for your practice?
RI-REC has the answers.
The back story.
Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Federal government developed the Meaningful Use (MU) rule to ensure that health care providers effectively use the tremendous capabilities that a certified EHR system can deliver. Meaningful Use is the set of standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Programs that governs the use of electronic health records and allows eligible professionals and hospitals to earn incentive payments by meeting specific criteria. The goal of Meaningful use is to promote the spread of electronic health records to improve patient care in the United States.
Your practice's story.
The government’s extensive list of objectives and measures related to MU may seem a bit overwhelming at first. Our goal at RI-REC is to educate and assist providers with information and strategies to help you meet MU, which will in turn help you deliver patient-centered, cost effective, quality care and qualify you for the incentive funds available from the Stimulus Act.
- MU Goal Setting and Action Plan Development
- Assistance in selecting Menu Measures
- Review/Recommendation of Clinical Quality Measures to Report
- Review/Consultation of Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2 Objectives and Measures
- CMS and RI Registration Assistance
- MU Assessment and Gap Analysis
- Assistance with scheduling vendor demonstrations
- Recommendations for workflow changes
- HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool and sample policy templates
- Audit Checklist
- Attestation Assistance
* Services from a Relationship Manager are available to Premium and Premium Plus members.
Refer to our Meaningful Use Resources page.