Electronic Health Records Under the HITECH Act
Stafford CLE Webinar
Healthcare & Life Sciences Partner Jeff Mittleman will speak on a Strafford CLE webinar panel titled, "Electronic Health Records Under the HITECH Act: Navigating New Meaningful Use and Certification Standards to Qualify for Medicare and Medicaid Funding."
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued final rules setting standards and certification criteria for healthcare providers to take advantage of billions of dollars available in incentive payments. The CMS regulations, which changed significantly from the proposed regulations, detail the meaningful use criteria that determine whether providers using electronic health records (EHR) will qualify for Medicare and Medicaid funding under the HITECH Act during the program's first two years.
I. Meaningful use criteria
A. Core criteria/objectives
B. Menu criteria/objectives
C. Reporting clinical quality measures
II. EHR technology certification
B. Specifications criteria
C. Certification criteria
III. Best practices to navigate the rules and qualify for the incentives payments program