Medical Transcription Services and Meaningful Use

Doctors are drowning in red tape act exactly how they must practice, including how they document patient encounter throughout day under Meaningful Use HITECH Act passed in 2009. Meaningful use was introduced to accelerate EMR adoption as part of the economic stimulus package. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared incentives for healthcare providers to capture, store and share medical records in meaningful way. Meaningful Use has become mandatory and time consuming for doctors nowadays.

Most of computer programs offer primary point and click method for EHR application that is more time consuming than dictation for doctors. The only option of point and click method is to integrate a front-end speech recognition program that leads to poor documentation, poor patient care, lower collection and long term risk.

CrystalVoxx gives right solutions of problems associated with doctors performing clinical documentation to meet Meaningful Use (MU) requirement. Our comprehensive documentation system includes Mobile Dictation , Transcription and EMR Integration. We help doctors to regain their Voice and freedom of speech. Our solution enables service provider to enjoy work, achieve EMR MU, see more patient, make more money and reduce risks from errors and omission.

To make sure that you are making Meaningful use of your Practice, you will want to analyze and evaluate it. And evaluation is not possible until you have facts and figures to measure.

Medical Transcription Services at CrystalVoxx is not restricted, we have expanded our wings. Hence while we listen and type, we also are able to enter data into the EHR / EMR MANUALLY.

We walk an extra mile and enter that data in the patient chart in the EMR which helps you get eligible for Meaningful Use.


Let’s learn how does the word Meaningful Use work?

Meaningful Use is a government program. It encourages medical transcription companies to implement and use an EHR by providing up to $44,000 per qualified medical transcription services provider ($63,750 for eligible Medicaid professionals). Incentive funds are calculated to help doctors make the changeover to electronic records and can be used at the individual physician’s decision.

To receive the payments, you need to prove a set of 20 Meaningful Use criteria that serve as a roadmap for effective EHR adoption. During your first year in the program, you will only have to fulfill the criteria over a shortened 90-day reporting period—which can be started by October 3rd each year.

You can get started in few minutes by check out a free demo —start today to meet & beat this year’s deadline!

Eligibility

If you see Medicare or Medicaid patients, you may be eligible for Meaningful Use incentives.

Meaningful Use Criteria:

Meaningful Use includes 15 Main Criteria that you must meet to demonstrate effective use of an EHR in your practice. You also must choose 5 out of 10 Menu Criteria to achieve incentives. During your first year in the Medicare Program, you will only have to achieve the criteria over a 90-day reporting period, after which you must prove the criteria year round. If you qualify for the Medicaid program and online medical transcription services, you only need to implement an EHR in your first year, followed by a 90-day reporting period in Year 2 and full-year reporting periods thereafter.

Stages of Meaningful Use:

In order to achieve meaningful use, eligible providers and hospitals must adopt certified EHR technology and use it to achieve specific objectives.

These meaningful use objectives and measures will evolve in three stages over the next five years:

Stage 1:
Meaningful use criteria focus on:
Stage 2:
Meaningful use criteria focus on:
Stage 3:
Meaningful use criteria focus on:
Electronically capturing health information in a standardized format More rigorous health information exchange (HIE) Improving quality, safety, and efficiency, leading to improved health
outcomes
Using that information to track key clinical conditions Increased requirements for e-prescribing and incorporating lab results Decision support for national high-priority conditions
Communicating that information for care coordination processes Electronic transmission of patient care summaries across multiple settings Patient access to self-management tools
Initiating the reporting of clinical quality measures and public health
information
More patient-controlled data Access to comprehensive patient data through patient-centered HIE
Using information to engage patients and their families in their care Improving population health

Achieving meaningful use during Stage 1 requires meeting both Core and Menu objectives. All of the Core objectives are required. EPs and hospitals may choose which objectives to meet from the menu set.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the release of the notices of proposed rule-making (NPRMs) for Stage 2 of meaningful use and updated certification criteria.