Uprise Meets Stage 2 Meaningful Use Criteria for ODs
Published by Sharon Chin on
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 @ 09:10 AM
VisionWeb is excited to announce that Uprise, our cloud-based practice management and EHR solution, has received Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certifcation as a Complete EHR. This makes us the first truly cloud-based practice management and EHR solution in the eyecare industry to achieve complete certification!
So, what does meeting Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria mean for ODs like you? Eyecare providers are required to attest with an EHR with 2014 certification in order to receive incentive payments for Stage 2 Meaningful Use. Uprise also gives you the ability to attest for both stage 1 and stage 2. So whether you’re ready for stage 2, or haven’t even started attesting, Uprise has you covered.
If you are just starting with Stage 1 of the program, you can still attest with an EHR with a 2011 certification, but it doesn’t mean that it will also be automatically certified for Stage 2. All systems must to be re-certified, so make sure that you obtain a written statement from your vendor indicating that the product is verified for stage 2.
Let's talk about the financial incentives in Stage 2 of Meaningful Use. If you begin Stage 2 in 2014, you are eligible to receive up to $12,000 if you pass attestation. However, the incentive amount decreases the later you start stage 2. ($8,000 if you begin Stage 2 in 2015 and $4,000 in 2016.) But note that if you do not participate in the meaningful use program by 2014, you will not be eligible to receive any incentive payments and Medicare payment penalties will begin in 2015.
Whether you are planning to begin Stage 1 or Stage 2 of meaningful use next year, check out Uprise, that comes complete with:
A beautifully designed interface for easy use
A smart workflow to ensure that each pateint visit moves along smoothly
Embedded tools such as educational video content from ECHO by Eyemaginations, product catalogs from Frames Data, patient recall by 4PatientCare, and CPT® and ICD-9 code process and rule verification by CodeSAFE® from ReimbursementPLUS® (It also comes with ICD-10 embedded with a crosswalk to ICD-9 so that Uprise users will be ahead of the curve when ICD-10 is implemented in late 2014.)