Sudaco is here to help you take steps to be sure your practice is ready for sweeping changes and able to profit from the government incentives that reward those who meet the new requirements. We know exactly what you need to do, and we’ll be there with you every step of the way.
EHR: Meeting the Compliance Challenge
By now you probably know that physicians who have approved electronic health records systems in place before 2012 will be eligible for the maximum Medicare incentive payments. Doctors who wait until 2013 or 2014 will be eligible for smaller bonuses, and those who do not switch to EHR will eventually be penalized with cuts in their Medicare pay up to 3 percent. There’s no reason to wait: Call Sudaco today to start switching to a paperless practice.
Transition Smoothly to ICD-10 Codes
The new ICD-10 codes that go into effect on October 1, 2013, will affect coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), not just those who submit Medicare claims. The new codes must be used on all HIPAA transactions, or your claims could be rejected, resulting in delays in reimbursements. Don’t wait: Start preparing now to ensure a smooth transition to ICD-10 codes.
Make Meaningful Progress Toward Meaningful Use
It’s no longer a question of “if” your practice needs to transition to electronic health records, it’s a question of “when.” The requirement to comply with the HITECH Act (part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009) dictates that you must implement and demonstrate “meaningful use” of electronic health records to qualify for incentive payments and avoid stiff penalties. Meaningful users are defined as physicians who demonstrate to the Health and Human Services Department that they are using electronic prescribing, that their technology is connected in a way that provides for electronic exchange of health data to improve quality of care, and that they submit information to HHS on clinical quality measures. You can do it, and Sudaco can help.