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HealthIT

AFMC’s HealthIT staff leverages expertise in health information technology to enhance provider performance in transformative health care initiatives.

Meaningful Use (MU) is now called Promoting Interoperability (PI)

To reflect CMS’s commitment to interoperability of health care data and patients’ access to their health information, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program has been overhauled. In 2018, the EHR Incentive Program known as Meaningful Use (MU) changed its name to the Promoting Interoperability (PI) program.

In addition, the MIPS Advancing Care Information performance category is now known as the Promoting Interoperability performance category. This rebranding does not merge the EHR Incentive Program and MIPS. Instead, these changes reflect CMS’s mission to move these programs beyond the current Meaningful Use requirement to an increased focus on interoperability and ease of patient access to health information.

Promoting interoperability of certified EHR technology

AFMC HealthIT’s experience with EHR systems, coupled with our practical knowledge of how to meet PI criteria, make it possible for us to assist any size practice through the process of EHR system selection, adoption and implementation. Services include:

  • Technical assistance for Medicaid eligible professionals (EPs) – Medicaid incentives are available through 2021
  • PI gap analysis, annual registration, attestation, audit preparation
  • HIPAA policy updates and education
  • EHR vendor selection and issues management
  • Educational tools, webinars, face-to-face coaching
  • Patient engagement strategies

Accountable care organization practice transformation

Public and private insurance payers are implementing alternatives to fee-for-service payment, and practices are challenged to reinvent the way they do business in order to lower costs and improve quality of care. AFMC HealthIT assists providers making the transition to becoming accountable care organizations in the following ways:

  • Data-driven transformation strategies
  • Management of high-risk patients
  • Redesign of workflows
  • EHR optimization
  • Helping providers earn shared savings

Patient Engagement Satisfaction Survey

The 2016 Patient Engagement Satisfaction Survey Results shows answers from Arkansas’ medical providers and patients about their health care experiences and use of health information technology (HIT) such as electronic health records and patient portals.  AFMC and Arkansas Medicaid are working together to increase the use of HIT by the State’s Medicaid population.  As a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Certified Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) Survey Vendor, AFMC collected answers from over 1,000 health care providers and over 6,500 Medicaid beneficiaries to complete the patient satisfaction survey.

You can download results here.

 

For more information, to request assistance or to talk with a HealthIT team member: 501-212-8616 or contact us today.

 

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