Meaningful Use Stage 3: Are You Ready?

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Jul 16, 2015
60 minutes
Product Description

Highlights of the Proposed Meaningful Use Stage 3 Standards and How They Differ From Earlier Stages

The newest, and apparently last, stage of criteria to demonstrate “Meaningful Use” (MU) of electronic health records is on the horizon. The recently proposed rules are expected to be finalized later this year. During this implementation period, providers need to evaluate whether their systems can achieve and document compliance with the new standards. For many providers, it may be necessary to seek an exemption or to opt out, understanding the potential financial consequences.

Another new set of rules also modify compliance timelines once again. These rules impact when providers migrate to a new stage and the choice of attestation periods year to year. They also modify some Stage 1 and 2 obligations in preparation for Stage 3.

CMS states that new Stage 3 will evaluate MU in a more simple and flexible way but providers must judge for themselves. The new standards claim to eliminate requirements that providers have complained are too difficult to reach or are obsolete. Further, Stage 3 appears focused on ensuring interoperability, patient communication and monitoring of outcomes, which are often weaknesses in electronic record systems.

Join nationally renowned speaker Wayne J. Miller, Esq. in this program, where he will highlight the proposed Stage 3 standards and how they differ from earlier stages. He will also discuss the timing of Stage 3 implementation for planning purposes. Changes in current stages will also be addressed. Other options and their timeframes, including exemption and opting out, will also be discussed.

Session Highlights:

  • In what ways may Stage 3 be easier to fulfill than earlier stages?
  • When does it start and is that date set in stone?
  • What is the timing for stage transitions and attestation periods?
  • What’s changed in Stages 1 or 2 under the new rules?
  • Which compliance ratios will be tougher to meet?
  • Will exemptions still be available?
  • How do providers opt out and what’s the impact?
  • What are the other options and their timeframes, including exemption and opting out?

Session Agenda:

  • MU status quo
  • Incentive Standards
  • Current stage modifications
  • Stage 3 changes
  • Main Hardship Exemption
  • Ways to delay implementation
  • “Opting Out” of MU
  • Proving compliance: MU audits
  • Avoiding recoupment following review
  • Security risk assessment
  • Stage 2 Audit Focus
  • Documentation to Maintain
  • Audit Appeal

Who should attend

Hospitals, Physicians, Practice Managers, Medical Groups, Health Care Consultants, Medical Practice, and Facility Executives


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About Our Speaker

Wayne J. Miller - Healthcare Compliance Expert

Wayne J. Miller, Esq., is a founding partner of the Compliance Law Group, Los Angeles, a law firm focused on health care industry legal compliance for clients nationwide. Wayne has practiced healthcare business and regulatory law throughout his 30-year career. His firm represents a wide range of healthcare industry clients throughout the nation. He is a frequent speaker for The Coding Institute national teleconferences on healthcare reimbursement, transactional and regulatory...   More Info
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