Meaningful Use Assessment

Meaningful Use Assessments can help companies develop a roadmap with clear steps.  The HITECH Act provides incentives for Medicare and Medicaid providers to achieve Meaningful Use of Electronic Medical Records.  The Meaningful Use Assessment may include these phases and components:

  • Meaningful Use Project Governance
  • Meaningful Use rapid assessment of the current organization and requirements
  • Meaningful Use Business Case and Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Meaningful Use Executive and Stakeholder Awareness training
  • Meaningful Use Business road map development for Stage 1 and Stage 2 to clearly define opportunities and priorities
  • Meaningful Use Stage 3 – understanding patient engagement
  • Meaningful Use specialty medicine / specialty practice approaches for Radiology, Oncology, Cardiology, Orthopedics and other practice areas.
  • Meaningful Use quality measure benefits awareness training
  • Meaningful Use Interoperability Assessment based on HHS ONC standards
  • Meaningful Use in-depth Training
  • Meaningful Use High-level review and skills inventory
  • Meaningful Use In-Depth Assessment and ICD-10 Gap Analysis
  • Implementation Planning & Design
  • Electronic Medical Record vendor selection, vendor assessment, and contract reviews
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement with Electronic Medical Records
  • Synergies with ICD-10
  • Data migration planning
  • Vendor requirements for Ambulatory, or Inpatient per section 170.302
  • Security and privacy assessment per section 170.302
  • Implementation
  • Selection of a vendor that has been certified by an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB)
  • Vendor Readiness Assessments
  • Business Test Plan Review

MU impacts these organizations:

  • Hospitals (including Inpatient and Acute Care, Community Access Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers & Federally Qualified Rural Health Centers)
  • Clinics (both stand alone and those affiliated with hospitals)
  • Physicians (private Physician practices, IPAs and other groups including specialty practices in Oncology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Primary Care/Family Physicians.
  • Self-insured employers considering the benefits of Accountable Care Organizations
  • Patients
  • Vendors of Electronic Medical Records or Electronic Health Records Systems, Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) and other modules
  • Service Providers who deliver information to the health care services industry, especially if information contains Personal Health Information (PHI)
  • Health plans that are interested in reducing costs of acquiring medical records for utilization and case management without using faxes and paper.
  • Regulatory Agencies

If you are preparing a Request for Proposal or are interested in our detail Meaningful Use Assessment Methodology, our nationally recognized experts and consulting team can help.

Related Posts
(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)
Share

About the Author:

Michael is Managing Partner & CEO of No World Borders, a leading health care management and IT consulting firm. He leads a team that provides Cybersecurity best practices for healthcare clients, ICD-10 Consulting, Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records. He advises legal teams as an expert witness in HIPAA Privacy and Security, medical coding and billing and usual and customary cost of care, the Affordable Care Act and benefits enrollment, white collar crime, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, Stark Law, Insurance Fraud, payor-provider disputes, and consults to venture capital and private equity firms on mHealth, Cloud Computing in Healthcare, and Software as a Service. He advises self-insured employers on cost of care and regulations. Arrigo was recently retained by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding a significant false claims act investigation. He has provided opinions on over $1 billion in health care claims and due diligence on over $4 billion in healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Education: UC Irvine – Economics and Computer Science, University of Southern California – Business, Stanford Medical School – Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Law School – Bioethics.

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Leave A Comment