Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Meaningful Use: Stage 1, Stage 2 Comparison

EHR Intelligence published an article titled: "Meaningful Use: Stage 1, Stage 2 Comparison".  In the article they discussed the differences among Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2.
  • Timing 
    • Those beginning Stage 1:in 2011 have an additional year to prepare for 2014
    • 2 Full years to manage technological and administrative requirements for Stage 2.
    • Stage 3 Meaningful Use should begin in 2016.
  • Objectives
    • 20 and 19 Objectives
    • Clinical Quality Measures: 
  • Exclusions
    • Can claim exclusions as long as they are applicable
  • Reporting Period
    • Stage 2: 3 Month Reporting Period
    • Hospitals cannot choose their own 3-month period
  • Batch Reporting
    • Stage 2: Single File for eligible professionals
To view the full article and additional differences among Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use, please click the following link: Meaningful Use Stage 1, Stage 2 Comparison

For additional billing and coding resources, please click the following link: Medical Reimbursement. Inc. Resources Page

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