In a previous post, we discussed the recently publicized dropout rates for meaningful use (MU) attestations and the various incentive and penalty scenarios for providers dropping out of the Medicare attestation progression. Dropout rules and scenarios will vary, however, for providers who have attested under the Medicaid incentive program before the end of 2014. Continue reading
The Meaningful Use incentive payment and penalty rules for the Medicaid program are different from the Medicare program. The infographic below illustrates the various scenarios for providers attesting for Medicaid, pausing their participation in various program years, and switching between the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Continue reading
Last summer, CMS released meaningful use (MU) attestation data revealing that 17% of eligible professionals (EPs) who attested for the first-year MU incentive payment of $18,000 did not attest in 2012 to collect the second-year payment of $12,000.
When 2013 data becomes available, we will learn whether the meaningful users in 2011 truly dropped out of the program or simply paused their participation to revamp work flows or find more sustainable vendor partnerships. Continue reading
CMS recently released its attestation data from the meaningful use (MU) program, generating widespread speculation about MU dropout rates and the future of attestation trends. Dropout rates from Year 1 to Year 2 for Medicare are roughly 17%, and surveys have indicated that about 15% of providers do not plan to attest in Stage 2. Given these statistics, providers should consider how skipping an attestation year could lead to future penalties and diminished incentives. Continue reading