I’m a glass-half-full kind of person, but even the optimists among us can recognize a tough road, and understand that not everything turns out as planned. Meaningful Use is one of those challenges, just one of many initiatives that can take providers’ focus from patients. But what if you had the option to be guaranteed success? That is what we’re offering with the Meaningful Use program.
If you’re not familiar with the athenahealth Meaningful Use Guarantee, it’s part of our ongoing commitment to clients' success: we guarantee that eligible, participating physicians will receive their Medicare Meaningful Use incentive. With a program whose results can look occasionally grim – over 257,000 doctors (nearly half of those eligible) are being hit with a financial penalty for failing to meet Stage 1 requirements – it is essential that providers have the right tools, knowledge and team behind them.
Our cloud-based platform gives us and our caregivers a unique – and powerful – visibility into their performance. That level of insight lets us track our providers’ progress with Meaningful Use (among many other initiatives), make adjustments as needed, and get as many participating providers across the Meaningful Use finish line as possible.
To learn more about how we’re helping providers with Stage 2, I encourage you to join my colleague Casey Johnson for his presentation, “Meaningful Use Stage 2: How Providers are Beating the Odds.” Casey will discuss our Meaningful Use Guarantee, offer insight on the measures that providers are struggling with most, and share our strategies for success.