Meaningful Use Program

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October 6, 2012 by astancilwomack

The term “meaningful use” has been being used in medical practices everywhere over the past year , but do your employees actually know what it means?

This topic directly relates to my last blog post about electronic medical records safety. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services created this incentive program to ensure electronic medical records are being used properly and maximize the effectiveness, for both the provider and the patient. The meaningful use guidelines were put in place to standardize the use of EMR systems.

The provider can receive incentives based on the accuracy and completeness of the specified categories. This is where the employees and managers  play a big role in the program’s success. Much of the criteria is obtained by the medical assistants, Nurses, and front office staff, so not only is it important to get your employees actively involved, but also make sure they understand why these certain areas need to be perfect. Meaningful use is considered achieved at 85% accuracy ( or better).

As managers do you think it is important for employees to know why they are performing task, or do you think employees should just do it because it is required? I personally think people are more motivated to do a better job if they are involved in the process and can track their success.

Your thoughts?



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Mandy Stancil-Womack

My name is Mandy Stancil-Womack. I am interested in pursuing a career in medical management. I am learning as much as I can in order to start my career. This page allows me to explore different aspects of medical administration.

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