Meaningful Use for Hospitals
The EHR Incentive Program, commonly known as Meaningful Use, began in 2011 under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Incentive payments for early adopters started in 2012 and will continue for some providers until 2016. Beginning on October 1, 2014, eligible hospitals who do not Meaningful Use criteria will incur a reduction in their annual payment update (APU), eventually increasing to reach 75% of the APU in 2018.
Meaningful Use contains three stages, with each stage containing various objectives eligible hospitals need to meet to be considered compliant. These objectives support hospitals adoption of electronic health record data in a meaningful way such as to improve quality of care, engage families and their caregivers, and improve care coordination.
Select the Right Partner for a Successful Transition
Press Ganey’s Quality PerformerSM Hospital eMeasures solution is designed to support regulatory reporting requirements for meaningful use, and offer insights to aid performance improvement initiatives. With constantly evolving reporting requirements, it is crucial to choose a partner committed to eCQM. Quality Performer combines leading data collection and transmission functionality, as well as robust reporting and analytical tools — all supported by the deep quality expertise of Press Ganey’s advisory services team.