Published on March 6, 2014
New year, new stage of Meaningful Use © CureMD Healthcare
Meaningful Use Program • January 1, 2014 marked the beginning of the first period for providers to attest under Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program, and the sooner you do it, the better it will be for you • The government is also offering relaxation for the physicians just for 2014 • As per the rule, providers who are in their second year of the Medicare Meaningful Use program will only have to attest for a 90-day period • his means that each provider will exactly have four chances to attest for Stage 2
What to do for MU Stage 2 • Engage patients – Under Stage 2 reporting measures, at least 5% of your unique patients must send secure messages to your practice – In addition, 5% patients that you attend to during the reporting period, must view, download or transmit their health information to a third party – This can be especially useful if you have a patient portal, but you need to convince them to actively use it – You and your operational staff should be advocates of technology and must enlighten patients to make best use of this useful resource
What to do for MU Stage 2 • Compare your Stage 1 workflows to improve Stage 2 output – While majority of the Stage 1 measures have been retained in Stage 2, their reporting thresholds are now higher – You should analyze the problem areas in Stage 1 and then see what adjustments you need to make to improve them in Stage 2 – For example, under Stage 1, each provider had three business days to send a clinical summary to the patient while this has been reduced to only one day under Stage 2
What to do for MU Stage 2 • Make an early Security Risk Assessment (SRA) – It is crucial to get a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) done within the reporting period – It may not be as fun as e-Prescribing or capturing family health history, but it is better to get it done with as soon as possible and focus on the other important stuff – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a helpful tip sheet on SRA to assist you – Broadly speaking, the SRA must be done within the reporting for which the provider is attesting
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