NORWALK, Conn., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Confused about what stage of meaningful use your practice is in? Unsure whether you qualify for CMS' latest hardship exemption? Not clear what the extended timeline for the EHR Incentive Programs really means?
Practice management and health IT experts provide clarity and advice for physicians and medical practices working to attest to meaningful use of their EHR systems either in Stage 1 or Stage 2. In recent weeks, groups including the AMA have asked CMS to ease some of the rules for meaningful use, and the federal agency has responded with exemptions and proposals to lessen the burden of attestation for physicians, medical practices, hospitals, and others.
In an effort to keep up with these changes, Physicians Practice provides timely news and information to readers on topics including:
- How to create a security risk analysis to meet one of the Stage 2 requirements
- Details on CMS' latest hardship exemption for physicians based on vendor issues
- A breakdown of a proposed extension of the meaningful use timeline.
"The Stage 2 rules of meaningful use are presenting some new challenges for physicians — both those who have already attested to the Stage 1 rules and those who are just preparing for 'meaningful use' with an eye on the future," said Keith L. Martin, group editorial director for Physicians Practice. "Our goal is to help physicians navigate both the core and menu options of meaningful use to meet the goals of the incentive program: capturing and sharing data; advancing clinical processes; and improving patient outcomes. And, of course, receive incentive payments for all their hard work."
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