Most of us have gotten pretty used to the Meaningful Use (MU) audits being conducted by Figliozzi & Company. They are the folks that have been conducting the CMS EHR Incentive audits for both eligible hospitals (EH) and professionals (EP) involved in the Medicare or dually-eligible Medicare/Medicaid EHR incentive programs. You know the drill by […]
Last week the OIG announced that multi-year meaningful use audits are coming soon to an inbox near you. The OIG announced a “random sample” of audits are to be performed nationwide.
What a difference a few weeks can make. Earlier this month I wrote a post entitled: When It Rains It Pours: A New Trend In Meaningful Use Audits? The topic was a disturbing new trend in meaningful use audits. At EMR Advocate we had been working with a hospital system to validate their meaningful use […]
Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs and 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria rules proposed The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the release of the Stage 3 notice of proposed rulemaking for the Medicare […]
What is would be like to open your inbox and find 33 separate CMS EHR Incentive audits? That is the exact experience one of our client hospitals experienced several week ago. Only forethought by the administration and diligent work by the staff is turning what could have been a nightmare into just a time consuming […]
The achievement of Meaningful Use (MU) can be an arduous path. Whenever there is an opportunity to take advantage of legitimate short cuts, I’m all for them. Here is one example for hospitals and other organizations that have a high number of eligible professionals (EP). I received a call from a hospital MU coordinator this […]