January 21, 2011:
WEBeDoctor announced that WEBeDoctor V5.8 is 2011/2012 compliant and has been Drummond certified by ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
WEBeDoctor’s V5.8 certification ID is 30000005C6DKEAA.
WEBeDoctor’s V5.8 complete Ambulatory EHR is certified and tested for the following clinical quality measures: NQF0001, NQF0002, NQF0004, NQF0012, NQF0013, NQF0014, NQF0018, NQF0024, NQF0027, NQF0028, NQF0031, NQF0032, NQF0033, NQF0034, NQF0036, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0043, NQF0047, NQF0052, NQF0055, NQF0056, NQF0059, NQF0061, NQF0062, NQF0064, NQF0067, NQF0068, NQF0070, NQF0073, NQF0074, NQF0075, NQF0081, NQF0083, NQF0084, NQF0086, NQF0088, NQF0089, NQF0105, NQF0385, NQF0387, NQF0389, NQF0421, NQF0575. (Additional Software Used: X-Plain; PEPID; Spreadsheet software; MIRTH Connect)
Government stimulus payments that help physicians purchase electronic health record (EHR) software should create tremendous efficiencies and quality of care improvements in the public health sector. The rules for qualifying for the payments are necessarily complex and full of checks and balances—this helps mitigate the risk of scammers abusing EHR systems.
Get Paid to Go Paperless
The U.S. government has set aside billions of dollars in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for eligible providers (EPs) in order to promote conversion to an EHR system. The ARAA also outlines penalties for practices that don’t convert to an EHR. Now is the time for your practice to adopt WEBeDoctor’s integrated EMR and Practice Management solution.
Medical practices that implement an EHR early benefit the most. Here’s why.
There are three stages of Meaningful Use requirements that EPs must satisfy to be paid. Each stage will exhibit more stringent requirements than the prior stage (i.e. Stage 1 is easier than Stage 2; Stage 2 is easier than Stage 3). The table below shows the payments for EPs who submit under the Medicare plan. There is a higher payout table for EPs such as pediatricians or others with large Medicaid patient populations who elect to submit under the Medicaid plan. Call us for details toll-free at 1-877-904-0038.
|Implement||Meaningful Use Stage / Payment Amount Under the Medicare Plan|
|2011||Stage 1/ $18,000||Stage 1/ $12,000||Stage 2/ $8,000||Stage 2/ $4,000||Stage 3/ $2,000||–||$44,000|
|2012||–||Stage 1/ $18,000||Stage 1/ $12,000||Stage 2/ $8,000||Stage 2/ $4,000||Stage 3/ $2,000||$44,000|
|2013||–||–||Stage 1/ $15,000||Stage 2/ $12,000||Stage 3/ $8,000||Stage 3/ $4,000||$39,000|
|2014||–||–||–||Stage 1/ $12,000||Stage 3/ $8,000||Stage 3/ $4,000||$24,000|
So, practices that implement an EHR in 2010 get the following benefits: Since payments under the Medicare formula are based on the EPs’ Medicare billings, the more time the provider has to see Medicare patients, the greater the chance the provider will be able to receive the maximum payments shown. Second, they’ll have the least onerous “Stage” criteria to meet. In the chart, you’ll notice that they’ll have two times to attest to Meaningful Use in the Stage One category, two in Stage Two and one in the most stringent, Stage Three. Waiting changes the burden – two Stage 3 requirements that would have to be met to receive the same $44,000. In short, if you’re going to purchase an EHR, don’t wait!