'Late Adopters'—How Small Hospitals Can Navigate Meaningful Use
Hospitals and health systems just now getting around to meaningful use have clearer guidance from CMS, a better selection of off-the-shelf EHR software, and the cautionary lessons learned from HMA.
Judging by last week's readership on HealthLeadersMedia.com, more than a few of you were keenly interested in HMA's $31 million giveback to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week for failing to tell the truth about its meaningful use attestation.
While we ponder the fallout at HMA, how can you avoid being next?
The good news is, CMS now has a web page to help you navigate your way around (or through) a meaningful use audit.
Scroll down to the heading "Audit Information and Guidance," where you'll find:
- Supporting Documentation for Audits
- Sample Audit Letter for EPs
- Sample Audit Letter for Eligible Hospitals & CAHs
- Audit Overview Fact Sheet
That's just where El Centro (CA) Regional Medical Center went at the start of its meaningful use journey. It's poetic justice, or something, that those just now getting around to meaningful use have a better selection of off-the-shelf electronic health record software, resources such as those from CMS, and the lessons learned from HMA—and, no doubt, other cautionary tales to come.
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