What is Meaningful Use?

Meaningful Use is simply the use of EHR software in a meaningful way. Using EHR technology, Meaningful Use ensures improved quality of healthcare through the electronic exchange of health information. The purpose of Meaningful Use is to show that providers are using their certified EHR programs in ways that can be measured both in quantity and quality.

As a part of Meaningful Use, providers must certify each year. The Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services has established the EHR Incentive Program. This program has developed three phases, each of which is designed to help providers implement Meaningful Use and thus improve the quality and safety of our healthcare system. Because Medicare requires all providers and hospitals to meet Meaningful Use requirements, those who do not abide by regulations will be subjected to financial penalties. In fact, Meaningful Use can penalize 1% per year up to 5% on Medicare.

Meaningful Use also awards incentives for using EHR technology and following criteria set in place by Medicare and Medicaid. Providers who care for Medicare and Medicaid patients may qualify for Meaningful Use and therefore for financial incentives. To find out if your practice is eligible, contact a ClinicAnywhere professional today.

CMS updates to the requirements have determined measures to meet each Meaningful Use objective. These measures must be met in order to avoid penalty. For example, Meaningful Use Stage One objectives include health information exchange. Health information exchange is what occurs when your patient is referred to another provider. In compliance with Meaningful Use, your practice must provide a summary care record.

So how can your practice keep up with Meaningful Use measures? Invest in the right software.

How Can ClinicAnywhere Help?

ClinicAnywhere’s system provides the dashboards and monitoring capabilities your practice needs to see where you stand on Meaningful Use measures at all times. ClinicAnywhere’s solution to your practice’s organizational needs facilitates an improved workflow, which gives you the opportunity to offer more personalized care. Our cloud-based software allows you to work in compliance with Meaningful Use, meet all requirements, and benefit from financial incentives.

Don’t lose any more revenue! Choose the right revenue cycle management partner today. Contact the experts at ClinicAnywhere to take advantage of our versatile and secure software and over 12 years of experience as industry leaders.

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