2013: Radiology meets Meaningful Use

In this month’s post, we take a look at recent results from a meaningful use survey conducted via DoYouMU.comradiologyMU.org, and DiagnosticImaging.com.

How many radiologists are participating in meaningful use? How many plan to participate? Are any imaging groups taking advantage of the temporary hardship exceptions? These are just a few of the many questions you might have related to the CMS EHR Incentive Programs. While many of these questions may remain unanswered, a recent survey reveals some interesting trends.

The following data was collected from survey respondents via DoYouMU.com, radiologyMU.org, and DiagnosticImaging.com between December 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013.

72% of radiology professionals surveyed are participating in the CMS EHR Incentive Programs

4 out of 10 have attested and received incentive payments, of those, 1 out of 4 have been audited

58% have more than 50% of their outpatient encounters at location(s) with CEHRT

8 out of 10 can work with managers of their CEHRT to be included on MU threshold dashboards, of those that can’t work with CEHRT managers, 95% still wish to participate

Of the 1/3 that are not currently participating in meaningful use, more than 91% are interested in doing so and 2/3 wish to be temporarily exempted from future penalties

Where do you stand with Meaningful Use?

To learn more, go to http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/meaningful-use/meaningful-use-where-radiologists-stand.

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