Did you know that, as of March 2014, the government has paid out $22.6 Billion to Doctors who have participated in Meaningful Use all over the country? If you begin this year and complete all of the Meaningful Use criteria for optometrists, you could receive incentives up to $24,000 over three years if you successfully attest to Stages 1, 2, and 3 of Meaningful Use. The amount you obtain varies by year, but totals up to $24,000. Here is this break down:
You may have heard a thing or two about certified optical practice management systems and EHRs especially when it comes to 2014 Meaningful Use requirements. Certified practice management and EHR systems have been tested by a federally approved certification organization through the vendor. They meet all government requirements, and offer the technological capability, functionality, and most importantly, security to meet all Meaningful Use criteria. But for today, let’s take a step back and talk about how a certified system can be a good investment for every aspect of your practice, and not just for Meaningful Use!
We know that using your optometry practice management and EHR system to participate in Meaningful Use is already a lot of work for you and your staff. So what could make it worse? An audit.
There's something we can all relate to when it comes to government policies. We nag about why they keep changing when everything was going perfectly fine, and we find it difficult to implement the new policies and deadlines into our lives. Truth is, policies are always changing and updating in order for healthcare to become more efficient.
There is a lot to learn when it comes to Meaningful Use and optical software for your practice. And with all of the different information out there it can be hard to separate fantasy from fact. So we put together an eBook to help you sort through everything that has to do with Meaningful Use.