Healthcare EMR Blog

Beware Fraudulent MU Attesters: OIG calls for Randomized Pre-Payment Audits

November 29, 2012  |  by benw  |  Blog, News

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General released a report today.  It says that CMS hasn’t done a very good job ensuring that Practitioners have completed all the things they attested to for Meaningful Use.  The OIG states, “CMS has not implemented strong payment safeguards, and its ability to safeguard incentive …

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Tonic Health Review

October 15, 2012  |  by benw  |  Blog

Next time I go into Group Health in Seattle for my regular checkup, I expect to handed an iPad with Tonic Health’s app running on it. As an application that streamlines and improves the patient check-in process, including it as a service package makes sense for any organization able to afford the technological capital cost. …

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Washington Health IT Community Underserving Washington Critical Access Hospitals

September 27, 2012  |  by benw  |  Blog, Uncategorized

The ONC is really pushing for Critical Access Hospital to attest for Meaningful Use.  It makes a lot of sense.  CAH’s are very small hospitals located in rural areas, and have significant portions of patients that use Medicaid or Medicare, which is required to get significant Meaningful Use incentive money. Critical Access Hospitals are underserved …

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E-Prescribing Services

October 12, 2011  |  by Admin  |  Blog, News, Uncategorized

E-Prescribing History What is E-Prescribing? E-prescribing, also called electronic prescribing is the electronic transmission of prescription information from the prescriber’s computer to a pharmacy computer. E-prescribing includes two-way transmissions between the point of care and the dispenser. Many Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems have chosen to integrate e-prescribing functionality and is has implications for Meaningful …

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CMS Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator

September 19, 2011  |  by Admin  |  Blog, News

Earlier this year, CMS released a Meaningful Use Attestation Tool that is useful for hospitals and eligible practices to determine whether they are meeting meaningful use criteria (minus quality reporting features) for the CMS incentive programs. Keep in mind the last day for Eligible professionals to report is October 1st, 2011 for FY2011. That does …

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Meaningful Use Consulting: What does that mean?

August 10, 2011  |  by Admin  |  Blog

“Through HITECH, the federal government will commit unprecedented resources to supporting the adoption and use of EHRs.” (David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P.) Who needs Meaningful Use Consulting? MEDICARE PROVIDERS. By 2014, the the government is issuing penalties for non-compliance of having an certified electronic medical record system. How can I qualify for the HITECH Incentives? Through …

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