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Understanding and Operationalizing Meaningful Use

The HITECH Act: Understanding and Operationalizing Meaningful Use

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Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' July 13th release of the final criteria for meaningful use, medical practices can now repare to participate in the government's incentive program for electronic health records. With payments of up to $44, 000 from Medicare or $63, 750 from Medicaid, combined with penalties that begin in 2015, understanding the HITECH Act is essential for medical practices. In this audioconference, practice operations expert Ellizabeth Woodcock reviews the clarifications the final meaningful use criteria, and strategies to implement the meaningful use measures and objectives.

Learn about how the government expanded eligibility for HITECH Act participation

Discover the 15 core criteria required for meaningful use -- and what to do if you can't
participate in the measure

Review the 10 additional menu-based measures to determine which ones you'll choose

Understand the required clinical quality measures you'll need to implement

Meet Our Expert Speaker

Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

Atlanta-based Elizabeth Woodcock is a professional speaker, trainer and author specializing in medical practice management. Elizabeth has focused on medical practice operations and revenue cycle management for nearly 20 years. Combining innovation and analysis to teach practice operations, she has delivered presentations at regional and national conferences to more than 150, 000 physicians and managers. In addition to her popular email newsletters, she has authored seven best-selling practice management books, and published dozens of articles in national healthcare management journals. Elizabeth is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a Certified Professional Coder. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University, Elizabeth completed a Master of Business Administration in healthcare management from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

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