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What You Need to Know About Meaningful Use Criteria for eCQMs

Posted by Robert Fallon on Mar 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Meaningful Use requirements and updates can be a lot to keep up with, as it seems like changes
are happening constantly. So we want to take a minute to talk about meaningful use requirements for eCQMs, or electronic clinical quality measures. eCQM’s are reports that measure and track the quality of health care services being provided. These reports are created with a wide variety of data that is associated with a practice’s ability to deliver high-quality care or relate to long term goals for health care quality.

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Meaningful Use, Optometrist, Practice Owner

Deadline for Meaningful Use Criteria: Intent of Public Health Measures

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Feb 25, 2015 10:00:00 AM

For EPs that are participating in the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and are planning to meet one of the Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria for public health measures, the deadline to register your intent to initiate ongoing submission with your public health agency (PHA), program, or other body is within 60 days of the start of your EHR reporting period.

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Meaningful Use, Optometrist, Practice Owner

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How to Avoid Future Meaningful Use Penalties

Posted by Robert Fallon on Dec 22, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This year has been one filled with change, and at times frustration, concerning the HITECH Act and its Meaningful Use Program. The program, that was introduced in 2009, has had setbacks along the way and the CMS is doing all they can to help make this complex transition to EHR as smooth as possible. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services created the Meaningful Use Program to enhance interoperability and improve the quality, efficiency, and security of patient information. The program promotes more effective sharing of information among providers. Being able to quickly obtain medical records from another provider could mean saving time and money on diagnostic and treatment plans that prove to be unnecessary.

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Meaningful Use, EHR Implementation, Education

6 Ways to Take Full Advantage of a Certified EHR Software

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Nov 29, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Many eligible professionals have decided that Meaningful Use isn't something they plan to report and attest to in their practice. While the pros and cons of incentives and penalties affect every practice differently, the point of The Meaningful Use Program is to improve patient care across specialties, all while saving practices time and money.

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EHR Software, Meaningful Use, Optometry Software

[New eBook] How Optometry Meaningful Use Affects You in 2014 and 2015

Posted by Sharon Chin on Nov 8, 2014 10:00:00 AM

2014 has been an eventful year in the world of optometry Meaningful Use. We saw unexpected changes introduced into the program this year, but as 2014 comes to a close, it also means crucial deadlines are getting closer! It can be hard to keep up with all the changes, rules, and regulations. And if you’re not yet an Uprise blog subscriber, you may have missed our posts and updates on Meaningful Use. But don’t worry! That’s why we’ve compiled everything you need to know about the program and the recent updates into one eBook! Check out the preview below!

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EHR Software, Meaningful Use