Your electronic health record (EHR) is much more than just an upgrade over paper-based record keeping. It’s also integral to a more productive orthopaedics practice capable of earning payments (and avoiding penalties) from EHR incentive programs.
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CMS recently released a final rule that specifies criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The final rule’s provisions encompass 2015 through 2017 (Modified Stage 2) as well as Stage 3 in 2018 and beyond. (See CMS links and PDFs below.)
As we approach the end of the Second Quarter (June 30.2015), we wanted to send a reminder: Have you been running your Automated Measures reports monthly?
Our most recent Texas client, a 6 physician, 1 PA group, stands to realize a net gain, AFTER paying for Phoenix Ortho software and 5 years of support, of over $980,000.00! Let me show you a Return on Investment (ROI) that makes Phoenix Ortho the perfect choice for your group.
Consider the following:
If I twisted my knee, or injured my shoulder, and asked you for advice on a physician to see, would you suggest to me that I go see my Primary Care Physician? Of course not! You would send me to a specialist, an orthopedic physician that has the training, experience, and know-how to properly take care of my injury and put me on the road to recovery.
Phoenix Ortho Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group
11/14/2013 – Phoenix Ortho version 4.0 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“We are proud to be the first Stage 2 certified EHR focused exclusively on the needs orthopaedic physicians. We are pleased that Stage 2 has recognized the unique needs of specialists with modular certification, which allows Phoenix Ortho to maintain its focus on the needs of our orthopaedic customers. With this certification, orthopaedic physicians have a highly functional alternative to generic complete certified solutions” said Paul McCune, Chief Executive Officer.
I was recently asked to prepare a presentation for the annual New England regional AAOE meeting on the topic of why meaningful use was worth the trouble.
Of course I had my own opinion based on the experience we have had with our clients across the nation, but I decided the attendees would be better served if I expanded the presentation to include perspectives from others. So I began to surf the web to see what the “blogosphere” had to say on the topic. The following article is a synopsis of that presentation – I think you will find the results illuminating.