“Interoperability” is a word that is gaining popularity now that more and more healthcare providers are using EMR software. As is the case with many things in healthcare, most decision makers seem to agree that it’s necessary, but few agree on how to achieve it.
One of the biggest annoyances of having to go to the ER is their long wait times. Though they vary nationally, the average wait time in Arizona is roughly 4 hours to be seen by an emergency physician. What if this didn’t have to be the case?
The penalty for not attesting will result in a 1% adjustment to Medicare reimbursements beginning January 1, 2015 and the adjustments will continue each year, capping out at a maximum 5% annual adjustment. Can you afford not to attest?
Providers must begin their attestation no later than July 2014 to avoid penalties. Where does that timeline fit in your busy schedule?