The long awaited Final Rule gave providers a clearer view for 2015 – 2017 and Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU). Some of the most fascinating details are found in the nuances buried in the response to public comments.
One of the more common questions we are asked at Meaningful Use Audits has to do with how long after attestation can a CMS Meaningful Use audit take place. What is the look back period? When it is OK to breathe easy?
Earlier this year I wrote a post entitled: The Black Box: The Appeal of a Failed Meaningful Use Incentive Audit. In that post I documented what I perceived as the lack of transparency in the appeal process for a Medicare eligible hospital (EH) or eligible professional (EP) that had failed a CMS EHR Incentive audit. […]
CMS EHR Incentives 2.0 A couple of weeks ago I presented a webinar discussing the importance of mock audits for Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). I’ve gotten a great number of emails and inquiries asking if I can repeat the event and will do an encore of the webinar on September 18, at […]
Time to Overthrow Meaningful Use Regulations? Whether you call it evolution or revolution there is a groundswell among the peasantry calling for sweeping changes to the CMS EHR Incentive programs. Now, even the royals are calling for change. Last week I authored a post entitled: We Have Entered Zombie Land. My screed reflected on the […]
CMS Proposed Rule Creates Meaningful Use Confusion We have entered Zombie Land. The 2011 Edition of certified technology was put to rest on December 31, 2013. The nails were put in the coffin. We said our goodbyes, made our peace, and tried to move on. Now without warning a CMS Proposed Rule threatens to bring […]