A Guide To Achieving CMS ‘Meaningful Use’ Standards
- Volume 24 - Issue 10 - October 2011
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As I noted earlier, the Meaningful Use “dashboard” with CareTracker provides daily updates and monitors the percentages of successfully meeting the core set and menu set objectives by calculating the numerators and denominators daily. I checked our percentages on the dashboard daily and we would adjust our workflow to meet the core set and menu set objectives in which we were deficient. By early June, my percentages were all above average and we successfully attested on the CMS website, which immediately gives an answer to the success or failure of attesting.
Meeting Meaningful Use was achievable. It required a team effort that involved my entire staff, a good implementation/training specialist, the right software and a lot of patience.
Dr. Key is in private practice at Connecticut Foot and Ankle Associates in Woodbridge, Conn. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.