Meaningful Use 2013 - What You Need To Know

Last year at UNC Health Care 93% of Eligible Professionals (EPs) attested to Meaningful Use. That’s 686 providers!

As we move into 2013, we want to keep the momentum going. Below are some points to keep us on track as we start the year:

We Can Do It Again:

  • Measures and targets stay the same in 2013.
  • Reporting period is the full calendar year: January 1 - December 31

Love The One You’re With:

  • WebCIS is UNC’s medical record through 2013.
  • Epic implementation does not affect MU in 2013.
  • Coded, structured data has the potential to be migrated to Epic.

Eligibility May Change:

  • A providers eligibility is based on the prior year’s charges and must be reassessed each year.
  • Incentive Program eligibility may change between Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Prior eligibility doesn’t ensure eligibility in subsequent years.

Penalties Can Be Applied:

  • EPs that fail to attest to MU in 2013 will incur Medicare reimbursement penalties in 2015.
  • The penalties are tied to the provider and will follow them regardless of place of employment.

Incentives Start To Decrease:

  • Incentive payments for both the Medicare and Medicaid programs are highest in the first year of participation, then decrease thereafter.
  • EPs that attested in 2012 have the opportunity to earn the maximum overall program incentive.

All Incentives earned by eligible professionals are disbursed in accordance with Departmental Compensation Plans:

  • Funds are distributed when Departments have regularly scheduled incentive payments. The schedule varies by Department but is usually twice yearly.
  • Personnel who are not able to receive Departmental incentives may be unable to receive Meaningful Use payments. Please discuss your situation with your Chair and Associate Chair of Administration.

Thank you for your efforts supporting meaningful use in 2012. We look forward to working with you again in 2013.

-Practice Quality and Innovation Team

If you have any questions you can contact: