If you are planning on attesting for Stage 1 or Stage 2 of Meaningful Use for 2014, you may not be able to with your current EHR / EMR software.
Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD users that are using v9.5.2 or earlier will not be able to attest in 2014. That’s right, you will not be able to attest for any stage of Meaningful Use on v9.5.2 or any earlier version. The reason behind this is that CMS has new requirements for 2014, and in doing so has required all EHR/EMR programs to be re-certified. Unfortunately there are many EHR programs out there that have not been able to re-certify. The good news is that Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD has version 11, which as been certified to be able to attest for any stage of Meaninful Use in 2014.
Important Dates for Attesting To Meaninful Use in 2014
July 1, 2014 – If you are beginning your first year of Stage 1 Meaningful Use, you must begin collecting data by July 1, 2014 to avoid penalties. This means that you must upgrade to v11 prior to July 2014.
October 1, 2014 – If you are planning to attest for Stage 1, or Stage 2 Meaningful Use, you must upgrade to v11 prior to October 1, 2014 (beginning of last quarter reporting period).
Important Information Regarding E-Prescribing
Are you currently E-Prescribing? Do you plan to continue doing so? In order to stay compliant with the 2014 Surescripts mandates, you must also upgrade to v11 of Medisoft Clinical or Lytec MD. If you do not do this prior to October 1, you will see your Surescripts account be disabled, causing interruptions in E-Prescribing services. Don’t let this happen to you!
If you find that you need to upgrade, please contact your current AZCOMP EMR sales professional by calling 888-799-4777. We are certainly happy to help you meet your software and implementation needs.