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Meaningful Use Assistance

Meaningful Use, like most patient care improvement initiatives, requires the collection and reporting of certain data.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 enforced Meaningful Use of certified electronic health technology. Because Meaningful Use is a process that requires far more than the input of numbers into a computer, health care practices and organizations often seek assistance with interpreting the criteria, and what adaptations and changes will be necessary to implement it.

VITL's client services team, with extensive backgrounds in clinical care as well as information technology, are prepared to assess readiness for Meaningful Use attestation. We can also help make appropriate recommendations for office and clinical workflow changes, and assist with targeted data collection and reporting. Documents and spreadsheet tools are available to help track and analyze Meaningful Use progress.  

VITL offers assistance when a practice is ready to "attest" to Meaningful Use (the process of filing collected data and applying for incentive payment). We are familiar with the registration requirements of both Medicaid and Medicare, and how to navigate the attestation websites.

The Quality Payment Program: 

Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) & Advanced Payment Model (APM)
Providers are a part of the Quality Payment Program in 2017 if you are in an Advanced APM or if you bill Medicare more than $30,000 in Part B allowed charges a year, and provide care for more than 100 Medicare patients a year.
 
Receiving a Medicaid EHR Incentive Program payment does not exempt you from other Quality Payment Program reporting requirements. If a clinician participates in the Medicaid EHRIP, AND ALSO participates in Medicare Part B, he or she must assess their participation status requirements for the Quality Payment Program. This can be done by simply by entering the provider’s NPI at the QPP website: https://qpp.cms.gov
 
Questions about Advanced Alternative Payment Mode ls (APMs) or the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) can be directed to QPP@cms.hhs.gov, or call the QPP Helpdesk number at 1-866-288-8292.

 

Please contact us for assistance.

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