Meaningful Use Compliance: Strategies Under the New Rules

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Identify the Critical Changes Required To Comply With Stage 2

CMS has issued new rules that impact the deadlines for “meaningful use” (MU) compliance under the financial incentive program offered by Medicare and Medicaid for EHR system. While the rules provide some flexibility for providers who are not ready for the next stage of compliance, they also leave in place some important deadlines as to waivers and program participation, and also change the timeline for future stages. As a result, providers may be justifiably confused as to what they need to do and when.

The new rules provide some additional time to adopt hardware and software upgrades to meet Stage 2 level requirements. They also change the timing of when Stage 2 compliance must start and the length of the compliance period. At the same time, they clarify the protocol for seeking exemption from MU compliance and confirm the new or enhanced functions that the new MU standards require. In addition, the rules verify the end date for seeking incentive money and when reduced physician reimbursement may commence due to non-compliance.

In this audio session, Wayne J. Miller, Esq. will highlight how the new rules affect MU compliance deadlines, availability of EHR incentive payments and their impact on future Medicare reimbursement. He will also discuss what providers need to do to delay Stage 2 obligations if necessary or to even qualify for an exemption. Critical upgrades to move on to the new stage will be highlighted as well as lessons learned from the meaningful use audit process.

Session Agenda:

  • EHR incentives, MU generally
  • New rules: deadlines, hardship exemption
  • Stage 2 attributes
  • Comparisons with Stage 1
  • Gearing up for Stage 2
  • Lessons from MU audit program

Topics to be covered include:

  • Find out can practices still apply for incentives
  • Get insights on the new deadlines for Stage 2 compliance
  • Learn about the new compliance periods
  • Find out which hardware and software certification standards apply, and when
  • Discussion on Exemption request process
  • Identify the critical changes required to comply with Stage 2
  • Know how to avoid loss of Medicare reimbursements
  • Insights on Documentation requirements

Who should attend

Hospitals, physicians, practice managers, medical groups, health care consultants and 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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