Meaningful Use Attestation: Avoiding Penalties

The turn of the calendar to 2015 means year-long reporting of meaningful use under CMS' EHR Incentive Programs. Here's how to prepare.

Unless the federal agency reverses course, CMS will require all medical practices to prove meaningful use of their EHRs for all of 2015 or face a 1 percent penalty in Medicare reimbursements as a result.

In this video, Robert M. Tennant, senior policy advisor  for the Medical Group Management Association's Government Affairs Office says as a result, medical practices "need to be aggressive with their vendors" to ensure proper attestation. He also outlines the "challenging" criteria under the Stage 2 requirements involving patient engagement.

Tennant will present "Survive and Thrive in the New HIT Environment" at the MGMA14 Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.