Tools/Resources

Tools

EHR Workflow Toolkit

KFMC is happy to make available to you the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Workflow toolkit which consists of two comprehensive tools designed to assist practices document goals and workflows to achieve better success with their EHR selection, implementation and adoption. You are welcome to use this toolkit to assist you with planning your own EHR journey.

Practice and Workflow Redesign is one of the services that KFMC offers as the federally designated Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (HITREC) for Kansas. If you would like to learn more about HITREC services please contact REC Support.

HIT Security Risk Assessment Questionnaire

KFMC is happy to make available to you the Health Information Technology (HIT) Security Risk Assessment Questionnaire. You are welcome to use this questionnaire to assist you with conducting your own Security Risk Assessment in order to meet the core Meaningful Use Measure for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive payments.

Conducting a Security Risk Assessment and providing feedback on how to mitigate identified risks as well as providing best practices is one of the services that KFMC offers as the federally designated Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (HITREC) for Kansas. If you would like to learn more about HITREC services please contact REC support.

Resources

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

For a complete listing of Frequently Asked Questions posted by CMS click here.

Office of National Coordinator (ONC)

Health IT Impact on Quality-Stories from the Field
Infographic explaining how RECs improve the quality of healthcare through HIT.
For a complete listing of Frequently Asked Questions posted by ONC click here.

Eligible Professionals:

CMS' New Interactive Guide for EPs in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

CQMs in 2014

Finding My Way to Electronic Health Records
New England Journal of Medicine Article released July 13, 2010. Published at www.nejm.org. Author: Regina Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A.

Medicaid EHR Incentive Payments for Eligible Professionals
A summary of eligibility requirements and incentive payments for Eligible Professionals for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Medicare EHR Incentive Payments for Eligible Professionals
This tip sheet identifies opportunities for certain Medicare providers to receive incentive payments for participating in important Medicare initiatives.

Medicare Incentive Payments Tip Sheet
This tip sheet identifies opportunities for certain Medicare providers to receive incentive payments for participating in important Medicare initiatives.

Payment Adjustments and Hardship Exemptions

Rural Health Clinics
Why go to EHR if Incentives are Questionable?

The Meaningful Use Regulation for Electronic Health Records
New England Journal of Medicine Article released July 13, 2010. Published at www.nejm.org. Authors: David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., and Marilyn Tavenner, R.N., M.H.A.

Hospitals:

CQMs in 2014

EHR Incentive Program Tip Sheet for Critical Access
A summary of the EHR Incentive Programs for CAHs.

EHR Incentive Program Tip Sheet for Medicare Hospitals
A summary of the EHR Incentive Programs for eligible acute care inpatient hospitals.

Medicaid Hospital Incentive Payments Calculations
A summary of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for eligible acute care and children’s hospitals

Payment Adjustments and Hardship Exemptions

KFMC Services:

Medicare and Medicaid Incentives for Eligible Professionals
The funding for the implementation of EHRs will be administered through incentive payments via Medicare and Medicaid for hospitals and healthcare professionals that implement compliant EHRs. This flyer will explain the incentives available.

Meaningful Use:

Differences Between Stage 1 and Stage 2 of MU

Meaningful Use: More Than Incentives
A fact sheet which details the value of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records to achieve Health Outcome Priorities identified by the National Priorities Partnership. Our health care system needs to change in a way that improves patient care and reduces the cost of patient care.

Meaningful Use: More Than Incentives
A fact sheet which details the value of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records to achieve Health Outcome Priorities identified by the National Priorities Partnership. Our health care system needs to change in a way that improves patient care and reduces the cost of patient care.

Meaningful Use Criteria Summary
This document contains the objectives and measures for Meaningful Use Criteria for Eligible Professionals, Hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals in order to qualify for incentive payments.

Meaningful Use Flier
This document is designed as a reference for the clinic staff and summarizes the Meaningful Use objectives and measures for Eligible Professionals for the 2011 edition of MU in the form of a small poster.

Stage 1 EHR Meaningful Use Specification Sheets for Eligible Hospitals
The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.

Stage 1 EHR Meaningful Use Specification Sheets for Eligible Professionals
The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.

When Do I Start Stage 2?

Patient and Families: