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Look at What Meaningful Use EHR Attestation Data Reveals

Posted by Aparna Prasad

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.

To receive the EHR incentives, medicare eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals needed to demonstrate meaningful use of EHR deployed through CMS' web-based Registration and Attestation System.

In the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System, providers had to fill in numerators and denominators for the meaningful use objectives and clinical quality measures, indicate if they qualify for exclusions to specific objectives, and legally attest that they have successfully demonstrated meaningful use.

CMS has made available MU attestation data on its website in the form of a data set which merges information about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs attestations with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Certified Health IT Products List. This new dataset enables systematic analysis of the distribution of certified EHR vendors and products among those providers that have attested to meaningful use within the CMS EHR Incentive Programs.

Here are some interesting facts from attestation data submitted by Eligible Professionals:

a. Top 15 Specialties that successfully attested (in descending order)

Specialties Attestation
b. Attestion by Grography - Top 10 States

Attestation by Geography

c. Top 10 EHR Gorillas

Tip 10 Meaningful Use EHR

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Tags: Medicare Incentives, Meaningful use, Certified EHR Software

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