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EHR Software: Adoption Continues to Grow Despite Challenges

Posted by Alok Prasad

EHR Adoption Rates

Physician adoption of electronic health records (EHR) has certainly increased over the last decade thanks in part to Meaningful Use (MU) incentives. In 2013, 78% of office-based physicians used some type of EHR system, up from only 18% in 2001, according to the 2013 National Ambulatory Medical Care Physician Workflow Study. However, adoption rate varies widely by state, ranging from 21% in New Jersey to 83% in North Dakota, according to the data.

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Meaningful Use Audit: A Physician's Survival Guide

Posted by Suzanne Prasad

Meaningful Use Audit

So, are you going to survive a meaningful use audit? Attesting to receive an EHR incentive payment puts a physician at risk of audit, but managing your documentation is all it takes to get through the process. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services asks providers participating in the program to save evidence necessary to support claims made during attestment – no more, no less.

The catch is you must provide all relevant documentation with no gaps in the information. Consider some common sense survival tips to get you through a meaningful use audit.

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Meaningful Use Audit - An Essential Checklist for Physicians Implementing Certified EHR

Posted by Suzanne Prasad

There is a 20% chance that you as an eligible provider may get audited and will be required to substantiate every single measure, eligibility requirement, or even ownership of a certified EHR.

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