One set of criteria that providers show the use of health IT to health care quality outcomes will appear in progressively more sophisticated stages. A tenet of Meaningful Use, quality measures are expected ultimately to help providers both hone their treatment protocols and lower health care costs.
Historically, it has been so difficult to sort out the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive program eligibility requirements and payments. In addition, understanding how the program will be administered and the metrics used to evaluate Meaningful Use are cumbersome and confusing. HealthcareQA will identify a pathway to guide your practice to achieving maximum payments through successful demonstration of Meaningful Use. We let you know what to look for, ask for and expect when selecting an EHR vendor/solution
Even before health care providers begin to demonstrate the first set of Meaningful Use requirements next year, federal health IT policy makers are already working on how high to set the bar for providers to qualify for the next round of financial incentive payments in 2013.