By now, most physicians have heard of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that appropriated a series of government paid incentives. The complexity of the E-Prescribe incentive program has left many physicians with growing doubt about the integrity of all government incentive programs. The reality is that each of these programs requires attention to detail and management that most healthcare organizations can't dedicate. Resources are often strapped with daily functionality. With mid-year changing G-Codes and denominator, numerator correlations its a wonder that any providers reaped the incentive payments.
We have plenty of clients who successfully earned E-Prescribe incentives and some of our physicians have been in the first group to receive EHR incentive payments in 2011. Our team of ARRA specialists attend regular classes and focus on staying current with each of the programs that affect the clients we represent. It's our job to stay on top of the changes and direct our providers to obtain a successful incentive qualification.
MedCo Data offers three avenues for our ARRA assistance programs.
Our Proactive Care Support clients who sign up for our Strategy and Compliance program can receive tiered ARRA support ranging from helpdesk access all the way to fully managed registration, tracking and filing.
Workflow Centric™ clients who select all three programs receive our basic ARRA assistance plan.
Healthcare Professionals may a la carte the ARRA assistance program and only select the elements of support they feel they need.
The important thing to consider is that the clock is ticking. The time for self attestation is running out and the penalties for non-compliance begin this year through the E-Prescribe requirements. If you are just now considering your options your best bet is to start with the Workflow Centric Analysis and develop your strategy from there.