EHR Meaningful Use Final Rules
AUDIO CONFERENCE ON CD OR ON-DEMAND
Sponsored by Medical Records Briefing
presented on July 29, 2010
The EHR meaningful use final rules governing the incentive program have been released. To qualify for incentive payments, eligible hospitals and professionals must have EHR systems that are certified and be able to demonstrate that they use them in a meaningful way as defined by the federal government.
During this 90-minue audio conference, our speakers explain the final rules and incentive criteria, and what practical steps organizations can take to ensure they can attest to meaningful use. They also present a case study to demonstrate how one organization is gearing up to ensure incentive eligibility.
At the conclusion of this audio conference, you will be able to:
- Describe how to calculate incentive dollars
- Explain the EHR certification process for Stage 1 meaningful use
- List the meaningful use criteria and measures
- Describe the requirements related to earning incentives for meaningful use of EHR
- Discuss strategies for aiding your organization in meeting the meaningful use incentive criteria
- Identify potential challenges in achieving meaningful use and ways to overcome them
- The EHR meaningful use final rules
- The incentive program and criteria for meaningful use
- The product certification process
- Practical impact on providers: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin case study
- Technical requirements
- Quality data
- Sign up process to receive subsidies
- Financial calculations
- Potential challenges to overcome
- Meaningful use assessment
- Problem list: ICD-9-CM or SNOMED
- Structured data for quality measures
- Clinical summary production
- Health information exchange
- Attestation process
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Margret Amatayakul, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHIT, CPEHR, CPHIE, FHIMSS, president, Margret\A Consulting, LLC, (Schaumburg, IL). Amatayakul's independent consulting firm focuses on electronic health record readiness preparation, selection, implementation, and adoption strategies, as well as HIPAA/HITECH assessment and compliance.
Meg McElroy, Director, HIM, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital (Milwaukee, WI). McElroy is responsible for HIM services at all Columbia St. Mary’s campuses. Her previous experiences involve project oversight for the implementation of multiple EHR initiatives, including CPOE, medication administration bar coding, tracking board, structured documentation and a document imaging system.
This program has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders for 1.5 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program, content or the program sponsor. Credits expire on June 30, 2011.
This program has been approved for 1 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Credits expire July 7, 2011
In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this audio conference, you'll also receive a slide presentation of the program materials and:
These materials are provided with PDF links.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
HIM/medical records directors, compliance officers, revenue cycle managers, finance managers, quality managers, health IT professionals, privacy officers, security officers, CFOs and CIOs, vendors.
In addition to the regular purchase options for HCPro audio conferences, we are pleased to offer another option, audio on-demand. Audio on-demand allows you to download the program and play it back at your convenience through your computer or MP3 player. Purchase a CD or audio on-demand of the program and listen when you can. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
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