At least we have a lot of advanced technology to help out these days. The paper records of old have been replaced by electronic health records (EHR), which provide healthcare professionals with a quicker and easier way to access accurate and up-to-date information about their patients.
If the inherent benefits of EHR aren’t enough to convince you that you should be taking advantage of all the capabilities this system has to offer, maybe the financial rewards available through the Meaningful Use program will.
Reap the Rewards of Meaningful Use Stage 3
Are you meeting your Meaningful Use objectives?
There are a lot of financial incentives available; there’s no reason why you shouldn’t reach out and take them.
Wait a second: “rewards”…“incentives”… these are thin words. They hint at something, but they don’t give you a clear understanding of anything.
Let’s stop using vague generalities and focus on hard numbers you can actually use: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made $27 billion available in EHR meaningful use payments. Meet all the necessary objectives and your hospital could qualify for over $2 million in incentive payments, or up to $44,000 (Medicare) or $63,750 (Medicaid) for each qualifying healthcare professional.
Meeting all the many objectives is a complicated and tedious process, though. You’ll need some help. Hiring your own in-house Meaningful Use consultant means you’ll have to invest in a salary of about $75,000.
OneSource Technology has extensive experience working with the healthcare vertical in Wichita. We know how to make sure you meet your Meaningful Use objectives (this is just one of the many managed IT services we provide), and we won’t cost you $75,000 a year, far from it.