How does CMS define meaningful use?

How does CMS define meaningful use?

The Stage 1 criteria for meaningful use focus on electronically capturing health information in a coded format, using that information to track key clinical conditions, communicating that information for care coordination purposes, and initiating the reporting of clinical quality measures and public health information.

What does meaningful use refer to?

‘Meaningful Use’ is the general term for the Center of Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS’s) electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs that provide financial benefits to healthcare providers who use appropriate EHR technologies in meaningful ways; ways that benefit patients and providers alike.

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What is meaningful use and why is it so important?

Leveraging meaningful use is a powerful way to achieve quality documentation in the EHR (for specific improvement projects as well as better patient care) and is always something to keep in mind. Stage 1: transferring data to EHRs and being able to share information

What is the meaningful use EHR Incentive Program?

This program supports the goal for all providers to have access to a federally certified EHR that communicates with other certified EHRs by 2015. Funding for meaningful use is the key to succeeding. EHR incentive programs are available for Medicare and Medicaid providers.

What is the meaningful use requirement for providers?

Providers must demonstrate meaningful use every year to receive incentive payments. In the first year providers can receive an incentive payment for adopting, implementing, or upgrading EHR technology. Providers must demonstrate meaningful use in the remaining years to receive incentive payments.