meaningful use


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meaningful use

In healthcare IT, it refers to meeting certain requirements regarding the electronic reporting of patient records in order to be fully reimbursed under the EHR Incentive Program. Requirements include capturing essential patient information, reporting quality measures to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), electronically transmitting prescriptions to pharmacies and claims to insurance carriers and sending patient reminders. For more information, visit www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/30_Meaningful_Use.asp. See EHR Incentive Program and healthcare IT.
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Meaningful Use (MU) was first established in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 as a voluntary program for hospitals and physicians using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology.
Pediatricians are adopting electronic health records, but getting access to financial incentives from the meaningful use incentive program remains a challenge.
Physicians who have used the 2011 edition all year will be attesting to the 2013 definition of meaningful use, using those specific objectives and clinical quality measures.
WASHINGTON - Feeling confused about how to attest to meaningful use or how to claim a hardship exemption in 2014?
Doctors and hospitals are getting another chance to apply for relief from the federal electronic medical record meaningful use program and avoid penalties, officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.
While the number of eligible providers (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs) that have attested to Stage 2 of meaningful use continues to lag behind, one rural hospital found a way to get it done.
First-time meaningful use participants who are using older technology and did not get a hardship exemption by July 1 will see their Medicare pay reduced 1% in 2015.
M2 PHARMA-August 12, 2013-Allscripts' Enterprise, Professional EHRs get Meaningful Use 2014 certification(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
February was a lucrative month for health care providers and physicians who attested to their compliance with federal "meaningful use" regulations.
United States healthcare providers cited meaningful use as one of their primary areas of focus through U2014, according to HIMSS.
Both offer important insights into techniques that result in sustainable broadband adoption and highlight the type of data that will be useful in identifying the contours of meaningful use within these groups.
A Meaningful Use workgroup was charged with developing recommendations to the HIT Policy Committee on how to define meaningful use in the short and long-term, including: 1) the ways in which EHRs can support meaningful use, and 2) how providers can demonstrate and receive financial incentives for meaningful use.