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HITECH Guarantee Extended, Plus “Meaningful Use” Webinar Series

by athenahealth Blogmaster,

The dust has barely settled on CMS’s release of the requirements for “meaningful use” of an electronic health record. In response, athenahealth has already taken three major steps on doctors’ behalf to renew our commitment to meeting the new requirements and helping practices. First we’ve posted an analysis of the new rule and what it means for doctors. 

Second, we are extending our successful Federal Stimulus Bonus Payment Guarantee Program. This program guarantees that eligible physicians who use our EHR service, athenaClinicals, will receive their HITECH Act Medicare bonus payments under the 2011 program year.  With the July 13 release, the Guarantee will extend an additional six months to athenaClinicals clients who go live by June 30, 2011. Read the release here.

Third, as part of our advocacy mission for physician practices, we have organized a one-time Webinar series on meaningful use, the HITECH Act and what it all means over the coming years.

The first webinar, Achieving Meaningful Use With Guaranteed Incentives, on July 21st, will zero in on how practices can achieve meaningful use and receive guaranteed incentives. Billions in stimulus funds are being offered by the federal government to doctors achieving EHR meaningful use. We’re so confident we can help you get your share of these incentive payments that we are guaranteeing it and putting our own money on the line. Register for this Webinar here and learn how to take advantage of the extension.

The second webinar, on July 28, 8 Tips for Successful EHR Adoption, will focus on outlining eight critical tips for successful EHR adoption in the era of meaningful use. Electronic health record solutions can cost too much, slow you down, and make you do extra work to secure HITECH Act and P4P dollars. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this Webinar, get clear guidance – in eight steps – on how to do the right planning and choose the right solution so you’ll meet meaningful use and realize the full clinical and financial benefits of an effective EHR. Register here.

Then on Aug. 5, take a deep dive on what the meaningful use rules are and what they will mean for your practice and your approach to EHR adoption. Join athenahealth and Manatt Health Solutions for this in-depth Webinar that will cover the nitty-gritty details of the new meaningful use standards and explore the implications for physician practices looking to secure federal stimulus dollars. Register here.

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