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 Meaningful Use for Radiologists
Our Radiology groups that bill more than 10% of their services as out patient charges are getting indication from CMS sources that they will be an "eligible provider" and have to implement an ambulatory EMR to be eligible for incentives and to avoid the coming penalties. How are radiology groups planning to deal with this requirement for an EMR that is not going to be "meanigfully used" by their specialty?

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ASKED: October 12, 2011  3:29 PM
UPDATED: October 18, 2011  3:07 am

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Here's where you'll find your answer: http://www.jacr.org/article/S1546-1440(11)00168-2/abstract With an estimated $1.5 billion in potential stimulus bonus payments for radiologist professionals at stake, and penalties looming farther down the road, radiologists would be wise to study and respond to recent federal regulations related to meaningful use of complete certified ambulatory electronic health records and their equivalents. Many radiologists mistakenly believe that they were “left out” of the meaningful use rewards or that compliance is technically impractical. With diligent preparation, including the adoption of new technology and workflows, the vast majority of radiologists can qualify before October 2012 to capture the full available rewards and avoid later penalties.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted:  October 18, 2011  3:07 am  by  DrJosephKim   810 pts.
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