The HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) mandates healthcare practices in Las Vegas adopt the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) before January 2015 or they will be financially penalized.
In order to receive government funding your practice must prove the meaningful use of electronic medical records by implementing certified EHR technologies.
If you don’t comply with meaningful healthcare use for EHRs by January 2015 your Medicare payments will be reduced by 1%.
These reductions increase to 2% if you can’t demonstrate your meaningful use of EHR by 2016.
The penalty increases by 3% in subsequent years.
If by the end of 2017 you are less than 75% compliant, the payment reduction continues to increase by another 1% per year.
Don’t Get Penalized — Network Heroes Can Help.
Don’t wait to implement certified EHR technologies. The time is now. It’s essential that you complete your first 90-day reporting period no later than July 3, 2014!
Network Heroes can help you comply with HIPAA, HITECH and EHR regulations.