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Meaningful Use Dashboard Update: Finishing Up Strong in 2011

by Jasmine Gee, Director of Product Marketing

This is our last Meaningful Use Dashboard Update for 2011 and we are happy to show a healthy uptick in the final weeks of the year.

We’ll have one or two more updates in January 2012 to catch those last few providers who cross the attestation finish line. And stay tuned for a more complete summary of our performance and lessons learned, coming up around the time the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announce the final 2011 Meaningful Use (MU) numbers.

But first, our data:

  • 77% of our Medicare MU providers have attested; as of Dec. 3, 66% of our Medicare MU providers had attested

That's an 11 point bump in our attestation rate over two weeks, after a few weeks of single-digit increases. The percentage of providers who have satisfied all but two core measures has decreased slightly from 25% to 17%; we expect this number to shift downward as more and more providers attest.

  • 95.2% of our Medicare MU providers are currently satisfying the Clinical Summary measure; as of Dec. 3, 92.2% had satisfied this measure
  • 97.9% of our Medicare MU providers have met 5 of 10 menu measures; as of Dec. 3, 96.9% had done so

So, the story for this week’s Meaningful Use update is that the numbers keep going up! 

Looking back briefly, we only began showing our numbers in September with a post by Jonathan Bush about transparency. He lived up to the pledge and during the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) convention week in Las Vegas, he challenged the industry to be just as open about their Meaningful Use performance. Has anyone else stepped out with their data? If there is anyone else publishing Meaningful Use data for all to see, please share.

Until then, we’re happy to know that our clients in the Meaningful Use program pushed through some early challenges and made steady progress toward successful attestation throughout the year. We’re also ready for 2012: full-year Stage 1 Medicare MU, Year 2 Medicaid MU and a whole new set of providers who will begin their journey to Meaningful Use.

How have you fared in your journey to Meaningful Use?

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