Radiologist MU Attestation Update

In this month’s post, we take a look at the latest date regarding radiologist MU attestations.

CMS EHR Incentive Program attestation data, published on HealthData.gov, provides a great deal of insight about the reach of the government program. Below, we take a detailed look at radiology-specific data pulled from the latest HealthData.gov MU report.

And, as the 2013 meaningful use program participation deadline draws near, we take a look at the latest data available regarding meaningful use and the radiology community.

According to available attestation data at the time of writing, more than $60 million in incentive payments have been paid out to radiologists since the inception of the CMS EHR Incentive Programs in 2011. Millions more are available, but it requires active radiologists to continue participating and those that have not started participating to do so by October 3, 2013 (to receive up to $39,000) or October 3, 2014 (to receive up to $24,000).

The following is based on available attestation data:

Radiologist Participation:
 As of July 2013, 3,213 radiologists (2,975 diagnostic radiologists, 238 interventional radiologists) have attested to Stage 1 Meaningful Use, which equates to approximately 11.9% of eligible radiologists (based on approximately 90% of radiologists meeting program qualification requirements)

CEHRT used for Attestation:
 As of July 2013, more than 75 different certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) solutions were used for attestation by radiologists. The 10 most widely used CEHRT by radiologists, which account for 72% of radiology attestations, include: Merge Healthcare (426), MedInformatix (422), Epic (387), GE Healthcare (229), Advanced Data Systems (183), Allscripts (156), Partners Healthcare (152), DR Systems (152), UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (101), and Vitera Healthcare Solutions (94).

To view the source data, go to HealthData.gov.

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