Meaningful Use and the MACRA
As Meaningful Use is being transitioned out for Eligible Providers and MACRA transitioned in – there are many critical decisions for your organization to consider ensuring that you are effectively positioned for reimbursement. As an Eligible Hospital, you still must continue to meet stages of Meaningful Use to avoid penalty; and Eligible providers whose patient populations are not primarily Medicaid will begin to follow the guideline detailed in MACRA. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) provides for a new quality payment program that is transforming how providers are paid. MACRA permanently replaces the sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology for determining updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule.
This legislation comes with significant regulations that place extensive data collection, access and reporting requirements on your information management infrastructure. HealthNET has comprehensive experience and is proficient with the Meaningful Use Stages and the transition to MACRA.
HealthNET provides our clients with a basic understanding of these complex regulatory requirements and how their organization will be affected now and into the future. Our certified Meaningful Use and MACRA professionals provide coaching and education to all levels of your organization, while preparing an overall assessment of your current state. Our assessment provides an evaluation of your information management systems to determine if they can deliver the support and workflow management required.
Whether you are an Eligible Hospital or Provider, HealthNET provides guidance in meeting these standards to avoid reimbursement penalty and optimize return. As an Eligible Provider we can assist in determining which pathway might be best for you – Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the requirements for both approaches.
Every step of the way, HealthNET is your partner in traversing the dynamic and challenging regulatory environment that is our healthcare world. We have enabled a number of organizations to meet compliance and are prepared to assist you in developing the roadmap to achieve your goals in meeting these regulations.
HealthNET’s informed knowledge of Meaningful Use has enabled Munroe Regional Medical Center to cross the chasm and meet compliance requirements for Stage 1.- Carl Candullo, Vice President & CIO
Munroe Regional Medical Center