Did you finish last year’s attestation for Meaningful Use Stage 1? If you did, congratulations! You may be thinking you just made it; also you’re aware that Stage 2 is waiting for you, and you’re thankful to have preparation time.
Before you rest too much, remember that the Stage 2 clock is ticking. Eligible providers are required to demonstrate 5% of the total patient population that must have viewed, downloaded and transmitted their health information via Patient Portal which would help EP’s to meet Meaningful Use criteria. Also efficiently utilizing Direct Messaging for the exchange of patient health data across different health information systems with the criteria of 10% for transitions and referrals, and demonstrating both of these data to qualify for the incentive is a mandate.
If you don’t have a patient portal and Direct Message in place, now is the time to implement to ensure that you’re on the right path to meeting Stage 2 requirements.
As Stage 2 of Meaningful Use involves complexity and:
Higher thresholds on all measures
Increased interoperability requirements
Results-driven patient engagement
iPatientCare MUPlus service would help you with:
Incident based Support
MU Attestation Support
MU Audit Support
Complete Annual MU Support
Important Timelines from CMS:
Oct. 1, 2014 – Last day for eligible professionals (who are attesting for the first time) to attest to their 90-day reporting period for calendar year 2014 to demonstrate meaningful use for the Medicare EHR incentive program.
Oct. 3, 2014 – Last day for eligible professionals to start their 90 day attestation period (who have attested before) for calendar year 2014 to demonstrate meaningful use for the Medicare EHR incentive program.
Dec. 31, 2014 – Calendar 2014 payment year ends for eligible professionals (who have attested in previous years)
Contact our sales team today at firstname.lastname@example.org to know more about iPatientCare Patient Portal and Direct Messaging! Avail of our MU Plus service which is more agile and pro-active meaningful use support that would help you earn incentives.