Supremus Group Offers Course on EHR (Electronic Health Records) & HIPAA Meaningful Use Incentives

Top Quote Supremus Group LLC devises a comprehensive training course on the "Inclusion of incentives in the ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) intended to expand the use of electronic health records (EHR) by hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAH) and certain health care professionals (EP)." End Quote
  • Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA (1888PressRelease) October 03, 2012 - The Stimulus Package, or the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)" became a law when the Act was signed in February 17, 2009. The specific statutory cite is Public Law 111-5. Incentives were included as a part of the ARRA which were intended to diversify the use of electronic health records (EHR) by hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAH) and certain health care professionals (EP).

    The EHR implementation or upgrade incentives and associated requirements were mentioned in the Division B, Title IV. The financial incentives authorized pursuant to Title IV were available the beginning of federal fiscal year (FY) 2011 (10/1/2010) for hospitals and CAHs. The financial incentives available to EPs began calendar year (CY) 2011. The Centre for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has come up with a new rule of reducing any Medicare reimbursements paid to these entities or individuals if a hospital, CAH or EP does not implement or upgrade to an EHR and meet meaningful use measures by 2015.

    The CMS outlined and finalized the "Meaningful Use Rule," which is what is considered as measurement that demonstrates the "meaningful use" of the HER. The rule also included certain other related requirement that has to be met to be a part of the Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentive dollars.

    There will be an overall of three stages of measurement that has to be met in order to qualify for the "Meaningful Use" incentive program. The rule that is currently in effect includes just the Stage 1 requirements, with rules all set to be more stringent by the time Stage 2 (delayed to 2014) and Stage (effective date TBA) come into effect.

    In view of the above, Supremus Group has devised a certification course that covers how to measure the requirement for this Incentive program and various other topics relevant to "EHR & HIPAA Meaningful Use Incentives" that will help the critical access hospitals (CAH) and certain health care professionals (EP) qualify for the above program.

    Course Outline for: HER & HIPAA Meaningful Use Incentives
    o ARRA Overview - Title IV
    o Meaningful Use Rule Overview
    o Vendor Certification
    o Medicare Incentives
    o Medicare Advantage Incentives
    o Medicaid Incentives
    o Timeline - Incentives & Penalties
    o EHR Technical and Meaningful Use Requirements
    o What can be Done Now?
    o Privacy & Security requirements
    o Resources
    o Unit Summary

    Proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 Requirements
    o Stage 2 Draft Rule Overview
    o Stage 2 Changes
    o Stage 2 Eligible Health Care Professional (EP) Core Measures
    o Stage 2 EP Core Measures
    o Stage 2 EP Menu Measures
    o Stage 2 Hospital Core Measures
    o Stage 2 Hospital Menu Measures
    o Changes in Measure requirements
    o Clinical Quality Measures

    2013 CQM Reporting - EPs & Hospitals
    o Medicare Payment Penalty
    o Medicaid Incentive Changes
    o How to Prepare
    Cost of the course: $99


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    About Supremus Group LLC, Supremus Group LLC, has served more than 2700 clients. We offer comprehensive HIPAA training for healthcare organizations, health plans, employers, business associates, and alternative medicine providers. Courses, which have been updated to reflect HITECH & meaningful use requirements, are offered in multiple formats, including instructor-led HIPAA training, online training courses, and customized onsite training. After course completion, participants may obtain one of the following HIPAA certifications: CHPA (Certified HIPAA Privacy Associate), CHPE (Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert), CHSE (Certified HIPAA Security Expert), and CHPSE (Certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert).
    In addition to HIPAA training, the company also provides HIPAA compliance tools, kits, manuals, training, templates, and compliance consulting services in the areas of HIPAA security risk analysis, vulnerability assessment, contingency planning, and HIPAA security audits.

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