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HOW WE ACHIEVED MEANINGFUL USE John Crankshaw, MD
Background Primary Care Practice in Urbana, OH 3 Family Physicians and 1 IM/Peds physician and approx 20 employees (mix of part and full time) Practice has had our EHR since 2001 I’ve been using our EHR since 2005 and have become the IT expert/superuser for the practice.
The Run Up Last year, kept up to date on Meaningful use criteria through the REC, our EHR vendor, and specialty societies as well as CMS. Received certified version of our EHR in January. Reviewed how our EHR fulfilled the different measures through our EHR’s webinars Chose 6 Menu set measures Decided on workflow changes Discussed with Healthbridge our plan
The Run Up Part 2 Had 3 separate meetings with staff Front office Medical Assistants/Escorts Physicians Gave cheat sheets for each group Outlined for the doctors the CMS criteria and how we would fulfill that criteria Developed Forms for certain criteria – Escort Sheet and Demographic Sheet
In the Game Went “Live” January 21 st. Tracked progress weekly with reports from our EHR Gave advice on how to improve weekly. Partnered with a specialist in the community with the help of Healthbridge to fulfill Core Criteria #14 – exchange of key clinical information electronically
Attestation Office Manager registered each Physician on the CMS website - https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action Website walks you through each measure. Core Requirements Menu Requirements Clinical Quality Measures Need numerator/denominator numbers for each measure that requires it. Allows for exclusions Can log on after attesting to see status (payment, etc).
Final Tips Prepare, prepare, prepare Need a practice “superuser” Understand your EHR Understand your Workflow and what to change/tweak Prepare your staff with meetings, cheat sheets Give timely updates on progress Use resources – your EHR vendor, your REC, CMS websites, etc