Why certification is important, and what it all means – at a glance.
As part of President Obama’s economic stimulus package officially known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (or ARRA), approximately $20 billion has been allocated to entice hospitals and physicians to adopt healthcare information technologies such as Electronic Health Records (EHR) and e-Prescribing solutions. At least $17.2 billion of this money will be available as incentives through the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement systems to assist providers in adopting EHRs. Some people refer to this program as HITECH.
Meta Healthcare IT Solutions will guide you through the reimbursement process.
Many of Meta’s clients have received their incentive dollars already, and our trained experts can guide you step-by-step through the ARRA HITECH reimbursement process and ensure that your organization successfully achieves “meaningful use.” Our MetaCare Enterprise EHR suite is certified as a Complete EHR ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 by Infoguard. This means that it is recognized as an authorized EHR solution, enabling providers to meet the Stage 1 meaningful use requirements to qualify for funding under ARRA. Meta’s CMS EHR Certification ID is 30000004JD6JEAG.
Stage 2 of Meaningful Use
The regulations for Stage 2 call on hospitals, physicians and other “eligible providers” to increase interoperability of health information, adopt more standardized data formats and make their EHR systems more capable than in the current Stage 1. You can view the final rule here. Meta is committed to achieving certification and is actively working with our clients to define solutions that not only meet the regulatory requirement but also address the real day-to-day needs of healthcare providers.