Our Patient Reminders webinar was held yesterday and was a great opportunity for practices to learn about patient reminders including how it can help practices provide the best care, where it fits in the meaningful use landscape, and real world practical application. Those who attended now have the knowledge to meet this measure today.
If you want to watch the recording you can click here to view it.
The Power Point is also available here: Patient Reminder Slides
Q&A Follow Up: Regarding the question of whether a unique patient who received more than one reminder would count multiple times in the numerator. The confirmed answer is no. The unique patient will only count 1 time–regardless of how many reminders you send.
Here are some of the links we discussed during the presentation yesterday.
CMS Fact Sheets
The following documents are published by CMS for patient reminder. Here you will be able to read all about the core measure for patient reminders and review the specifics, details, and tips for meeting the measure. Links for each potential attestation scenario is listed. Be sure to review the appropriate one for your attestation plan.
If you are uncertain about which guidelines you will be attesting, please review the Meaningful Use 911 webinar and post. It is loaded with useful information and links that you need to know including a link to the CMS flexibility rule decision tool, documentation tips to protect you during an audit and lots more.
Reminder: The hardship application deadline is just days away!
Eligible professionals that have never met meaningful use before may apply during this reopened hardship exception application submission period if they were unable to fully implement 2014 Edition CEHRT due to delays in 2014 Edition CEHRT availability AND could not attest by the early attestation deadline for new participants. The new application deadline is November 30, 2014.
EHR Payment Adjustment Page: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/PaymentAdj_Hardship.html
2015 HARDSHIP EXCEPTION APPLICATION – due 11/30/2014: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/Downloads/HardshipExtension_Application.pdf
Thanks again to everyone that joined us, and remember if you have further questions or would like a personal review of your Meaningful Use readiness please contact us to schedule a meaningful use assessment or one-on-one training today!
Disclaimer: AZCOMP Technologies, Inc, (AZCOMP) is providing this material as an informational reference for eligible professionals. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages at the time of posting, the EHR Incentive program is constantly changing, and it is the responsibility of each provider to remain abreast of the EHR Incentive program requirements.