With the signing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, we are now going into accelerated mode towards the adoption of electronic health records. And to help you on your way Medicare and some Medicaid programs will pay you to make the switch.
But know this; if you are not a Medicare meaningful user of a certified EHR by 2014 you will be hit with a 1% reduction in your Medicare payments every following year from 2015 to 2017—and, potentially, after that. The penalty reduction may increase to 2%, annually, if less than 75% of US physicians adopt an HER by 2015.
Join Melanie Witt for this 1 hour session to learn how easy it is to register and participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid incentive programs. You’ll find out what is required when using a certified electronic record, and what additional quality measures you will have to perform to show meaningful use. And, if you are eligible, you stand to earn your bonus in just 90 days from your first date of participation in 2011.
If you are currently using or plan to use an electronic record system, this session is for you.
As a bonus, you will receive a table that outlines the bonus payment system for each year of participation for each stage of the Medicare implementation plan.
Take a look at what’s covered:
Who should attend? Coders, billers, practice managers, physicians, non-physician practitioners
- Barbara J. Cobuzzi
Melanie Witt, RN, MA is an independent coding education consultant and a well-known speaker and recognized expert in the area of coding and reimbursement for ob-gyn services. She is the former program manager of the Department of Coding and Nomenclature at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Witt is also the consulting editor for Ob-Gyn Coding Alert.