Determine your incentive payment eligibility in the Stage 2 meaningful use electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs with the new calculator developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Just enter and review your data for each meaningful use measure.
Getting started with the calculator involves four easy steps:
- Select provider type ("eligible professional" for physicians).
- Answer questions on your meaningful use core objectives.
- Answer questions on your meaningful use menu objectives.
- Receive your results.
Remember: The calculator is a tool that allows you to determine whether you are meeting the meaningful use metrics and are able to successfully attest to meaningful use. Once you are certain you have met the requirements, you can then attest to meaningful use.
Physicians who need assistance with the EHR incentive program may receive consulting help from one of four Texas regional extension centers (RECs). The RECs are qualified to help physicians navigate the complexities of the program. Check out TMA's REC Resource Center to find out which REC serves your area.
For more information about EHRs or other health information technology issues, email TMA's HIT Department or call (800) 880-5720.
Action, May 2, 2014