According to a recent CMS report, which appears in the May issue of 91 percent of physicians nationwide said they were eligible for federal incentives in 2011, but only ten percent intended to apply for the program, falling on the low side of what the federal government had anticipated.”
In this study, 34% of groups have a certified EHR, but less than 10% of all physicians will be ready in 2011 to achieve meaningful use. Groups have realized that having a certified system is one thing, but achieving meaningful use is a more involved. Understanding what they need to do to achieve meaningful use and having a certified system and company that helps them achieve meaningful use is needed. Groups cannot achieve meaningful use without guidance from the EHR vendor.
Achieving EHR incentive payment through meaningful use is not difficult, if an organization performs these tasks: (1) Select the right EHR that tracks and calculates the measures and displays what patient encounters did not achieve the measure, (2) determine the core measures providers are exempt from, (3) select five menu measures and quality measures, (4) establish what information needs to be captured, how it is entered, and who enters it, and (5) Every week check the patient encounters that do not meet the criteria to make sure something was not missed.
Enabledoc helps customers through the meaningful use process both with automated measure tracking and displaying of results, guides, and answering any questions you have throughout the process to make sure you achieve the EHR incentive.
Using Enabledoc EHR will allow your group to achieve the EHR incentive of $44,000 to $64,000 per provider. Physicians and Chiropractor’s are eligible for this EHR incentive.