Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Meaningful Use Stage 1. Kentucky Regional Extension Center. Your EHR Resource. Contact: Dr. Martha Riddell and Dr. Carol Ireson Meaningful Use Advisors, Kentucky REC Martha.Riddell@uky.edu Clires0@email.uky.edu 859-323-3090.
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1) Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities
2) Engage patients and families
3) Improve care coordination
4) Improve population and public health
5) Ensure privacy and security protection for personal health information
The Kentucky Regional Extension Center based at the University of Kentucky will assist primary care providers and critical access/rural hospitals with EHR adoption, HIE participation, and achievement of meaningful use.
The long-term vision of the Kentucky Regional Extension Center is to improve the quality and value of health care for the people of Kentucky and to serve as a model for other areas that face similar challenges.
The ARRA/HITECH Act authorizes incentive funding for health care providers who demonstrate “meaningful use of health information technology.”
The federal government will pay eligible professionals who
meet meaningful use (MU):
Applicable core objectives and menu objectives have specific
thresholds a provider must meet.
For more information on thresholds for stage one Meaningful use contact KYREC@UKY.EDU
In addition to the 20 core and menu measures, providers must report 6 clinical quality measures:
*There are no thresholds for these quality measures; providers only need to submit them to meet the requirement.
Core Clinical Quality Measures
Alternate Core Measures
Choose 3 of 38 additional clinical quality measures.
Pneumonia Vaccination for Patients 65 Years and Older
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Cervical Cancer Screening
Controlling High Blood Pressure
Asthma: Pharmacologic Therapy
Diabetes Mellitus: Foot Exam
Eg: Evidence of installation prior to incentive
Eg: Staff training, data entry of patient demographic information into HER
EHR vendors will
Clinicians can begin using a
certified EHR in a meaningful
Manner (must use for 90 days)
CMS can begin.
This will be done
*Medicaid EHR incentives will be managed by states
Dr. Martha Riddell
Meaningful Use Advisor
Dr. Carol Ireson
Meaningful Use Advisor
General REC Information Contact:
Kentucky Regional Extension Center
2333 Alumni Park Plaza, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40517
Toll Free: 866-KY-RECEHR