Meaningful Use EMR and Government Incentives

In 2009, in an effort to streamline health care, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Part of that act sets aside money for healthcare providers who can show “meaningful use” of electronic medical records. Meaningful Use EMR incentives are available through the Medicare program and through some state Medicaid programs. Healthcare professionals who meet certain standards can earn incentives of up to $21,000 this year alone.

What Constitutes Meaningful Use EMR?

There are some key factors that determine whether Meaningful Use EMR is occurring within a practice. One condition is that electronic medical records must be used to track important patient data. Another is using the electronic records to generate reports that help patients or that helps the practice improve its patient care. Practices are also expected to utilize the technology when making decisions about patient care. If your head is spinning right now, don’t worry. ZoomMD is certified by ONC-ATCB 2011/2012, and the technology we offer meets the criteria for meaningful use. Let us help you start earning the incentives you deserve. Either visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-992-6382.

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