Meaningful Use Consulting

Meaningful Use Consulting and Guidance

Meaningful Use is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) program that encourages the gradual transition from paper health records to certified electronic health records (EHRs) to reduce errors and improve care. Stage 1 promotes basic EHR adoption and data gathering, Stage 2 emphasizes exchange of patient information, and Stage 3 is currently being developed to improve healthcare outcomes.

Providers must attest to demonstrating meaningful use every year to receive incentives and avoid negative payment adjustments. Clinical quality measures include health outcomes, patient safety, clinical processes, coordination of care, patient engagement, public health, efficient use of health care resources, and adherence to clinical guidelines.

Yet, it is not enough to perform clinical quality measures; physicians must document them in specific ways, through the PQRS portal or the EHR registration and attestation system.

The Bienville Group provides EHR workflow customization, patient portal implementation, security risk assessment, and internal audit services. Our training is far more individualized than traditional software vendors, and our ongoing support provides a relationship that keeps your capabilities current.

CMS purports it will make $27 billion available in EHR incentive payments. Let us assess your practice’s compliance with Meaningful Use and provide a systematic review, gap analysis, risk assessment, and strategic plan that streamlines your workflow to improve healthcare outcomes and benefit from financial incentives.