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					EMR Certifying Bodies


    Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information
    Technology has named the following as Authorized Testing and
    Certification Bodies for EHR:

     –   Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT)
     –   Drummond Group Inc.
     –   InfoGuard Laboratories Inc.

The best fit…?

  • Most people just want to ensure they get ARRA stimulus money to pay for
    their EHR.
  • With either certification one is able to tell a clinic that it is a “certified
  • Most physicians don’t care or know about the difference in the
    certification types.

  So, choose according to :
            Need of your specialty
            Size of your practice
            Pattern of your practice

Affordable Care Act (ACA) - highlights

  • Cost savings estimation @ $575 billion over the next 10 years.
  • Selected Affordable Care Act provisions to save $8 billion over the
    next 2 years.
  • Medicare beneficiary Part B premiums to be down almost $200
  • Primary driver of Healthcare costs - Perverse incentives in existing
    payment structures that reward providers for the volume of services
    delivered, rather than quality of those services.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) - highlights

  • Cost containment strategies – Reimbursement take away from
    hospitals & Physicians.
  • QoC initiatives to save $15 billion over next 10 years.
  • Delivery system to save $29 billion over 10 years.
  • Appropriately pricing services & modernizing the finance system
    saves $370 billion over 10 years.
  • Fighting fraud, waste and abuse to save $5 billion over 10 years.

Meaningful Usage Stages

  • Complete program has 5 years timelines
  • Stage 1 – defined
  • Stage 2 and 3 – in progress

  • Binary Spectrum completes Stage 1 successfully

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