Meaningful Use Monitor to Release Batch Upload Software Add-On for MU Attestation
April 30, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsApril 30, 2014 - Rochester, WI – Meaningful Use Monitor (MUM), a developer of products and services to help physicians and hospitals comply with meaningful use standards, announces the upcoming release of enhanced software that will feature batch upload capabilities for meaningful use attestation. The company has upgraded its software in response to a change by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid) that now allows groups to submit attestation information for all Medicare eligible professionals (EPs) in a batch upload, rather than requiring an individual submission for each EP.
The typical data entry time for meaningful use attestation is 20 to 60 minutes per physician. MUM's updated software will allow groups to upload information for up to 10,000 physicians at a time, saving providers and meaningful use coordinators dozens or even hundreds of hours in data entry time, depending on the number of EPs in the group.
The enhanced software fully integrates with a provider's electronic health records system and tracks meaningful use compliance. The updated version is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2014. It should be noted that, despite the batch attestation rule, CMS still requires that providers individually register for participation in the EHR Incentive Programs or designate a third party to register on their behalf.
Meaningful Use Monitor has helped dozens of hospitals, and over 1,200 physicians, understand and achieve meaningful use and avoid recoupment of CMS incentive payments. The release of the enhanced software will allow meaningful use coordinators to focus more of their time and energy on ensuring meaningful use compliance versus time-consuming data entry.
Meaningful Use Monitor offers a suite of products and services, including a sophisticated, Web-based compliance database, meaningful use advisory services through its exclusive monthly "MUM Club," and "Mock Audit," an audit defense and support program that tests a provider's degree of readiness for an audit, prior to attestation. For more information about Meaningful Use Monitor, visit http://www.meaningfulusemonitor.com/ or contact the company by phone at 414-640-2817.
About Meaningful Use Monitor
Meaningful Use Monitor is committed to helping ambulatory and inpatient healthcare providers comply with meaningful use objectives and receive their incentive payments through CMS. Their expert team has developed a sophisticated program with EHR linking capabilities that carefully monitors and tracks meaningful use progress. With innovative solutions like audit detection and mock audits prior to attestation, Meaningful Use Monitor has become part of the larger effort to help healthcare providers improve patient care and outcomes.