I remember writing my first post and eBook on how to begin participating in the Meaningful Use Incentive Program like it was yesterday. And here we are, talking about the last stage, Stage 3, of the program. We’ve come a very long way! While Stage 3 doesn’t begin until 2017, the CMS recently released their proposal for the Stage 3 Meaningful Use criteria. Here’s the lengthy 301 page proposal if you have the time and patience to check it out. But if you don’t, here’s a condensed version of the proposal, and more importantly, how the new rules will affect Meaningful Use Criteria for optometrists if the proposal passes.
Reporting on eCQMs is part of meeting the Meaningful Use criteria for ODs participating in the incentive program. Whether you are just starting out with Stage 1 to avoid further penalties or moving on with Stage 2, it can still get complicated. So we’re here to give you some basics and resources to get started with eCQMs.Read More
Your time to submit your Meaningful Use hardship exemption application is quickly coming to an end! November 30, 2014 is the deadline, so if you're still planning to apply for the exemption you better get to it. If you're not already participating in Meaningful Use, you're going to be penalized next year, unless you qualify and submit your exemption application by the 30th.Read More
Maybe you've never intended on participating in The Meaningful Use Program, and haven't even thought twice about adopting an EHR software. So why should you be concerned with the Final Rule or Meaningful Use attestation in general?Read More
What is your biggest fear? Statistically, the most common fears in America include spiders, confined spaces, and heights. While these might all be tangible things, a common fear that most people refuse to admit to having is the fear of change. Although there’s increasing pressure from government regulations to adopt EHR software, many practices still think that paper practices are the way to go.Read More