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Getting Started with Meaningful Use: The impact on the professional eligible provider. MMIC Health IT Bonnie Strong & Michele Roof. Our Focus. Introduction to Meaningful Use Defining Eligible Provider Steps You Can Take Now to Prepare. Understanding ARRA.

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getting started with meaningful use the impact on the professional eligible provider

Getting Started with Meaningful Use: The impact on the professional eligible provider

MMIC Health IT

Bonnie Strong & Michele Roof

our focus
Our Focus
  • Introduction to Meaningful Use
  • Defining Eligible Provider
  • Steps You Can Take Now to Prepare
understanding arra

Understanding ARRA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

HITECH Act Allocation

why meaningful use
Why Meaningful Use?
  • Widespread Adoption of EHR Systems
  • HIE (Health Information Exchange)
  • Overall Advancement of HIT
  • 5 Key Goals of Meaningful Use
  • Quality of Care
proposed definition of meaningful use
Proposed Definition of Meaningful Use

Meaningful Use Vision: To enable significant and measureable improvements in population health through a transformed health care delivery system.

meaningful use matrix
Meaningful Use Matrix

2011-2013-2015 Proposed Criteria Matrix.pdf

medicare medicaid incentive programs
Medicare / Medicaid Incentive Programs
  • Two Different Incentive Programs
  • Practices Can Select Program Year-to-Year
  • Voluntary Participation
  • Incentives only available to Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Providers
the eligible professional
The Eligible Professional
  • Non-Hospital Based
  • The term “physician” means the doctor of medicine or osteopathy legally authorized to practice medicine and surgery by the State in which he/she performs such function or action.
medicare incentive what does it mean for me
Medicare Incentive: What does it mean for me?
  • First, you must be a “Meaningful User”
  • Second, incentive amounts are based on amounts equal to percentage of Part B covered charges
  • 2011 Reporting is Subject to Attestation
medicaid incentive what does it mean for me
Medicaid Incentive: What does it mean for me?
  • Pediatricians with at least 20 percent Medicaid patient volume, could receive up to $42,500
  • Other physicians (non-hospital based), with at least 30 percent Medicaid patient volume could receive up to $63,750, over a six year period.
medicare medicaid incentive facts
Medicare/Medicaid Incentive Facts:
  • EP’s Limited to One Program per Year / Practice
  • Participation tracked by EP NPI
  • There is No Max Incentive Payment by Practice
  • Reporting includes all “unique” patients, not just Medicare/Medicaid patient data
  • Incentive payments end entirely by 2016
top 10 action items
Top 10 Action Items
  • Review Documentation
  • Communication Plan
  • Assess Financial Impact
  • Assess Technology Infrastructure
  • Identify Potential Gaps
  • Plan Gap Response/Management
  • Determine Reporting Capabilities
  • Develop Meaningful Use Roadmap/Timeline
  • Implement
  • Workflow Optimization
final meaningful use notes
Final Meaningful Use Notes
  • The best way to become informed is to read the federal register – or make someone from your practice begin reading this and help to identify what some of the specific measures are going to mean for your practice
  • Watch for the final rule to be published – tentatively expected for June 2010
resources
Resources
  • American Medical Association: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/solutions-managing-your-practice/health-information-technology/hit-resources-activities.shtml
  • AHIMA: http://www.ahima.org/advocacy/arrahitech.aspx
  • MN Dept of Health: http://www.health.state.mn.us/e-health/hitech.html
  • HIMSS: http://www.himss.org/EconomicStimulus/
  • Health Information Technology: http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=1325&parentname=CommunityPage&parentid=1&mode=2
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