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Synōvim strives to provide current and relevant resources to support your Meaningful Use journey. The resources below were chosen to offer guidance and assist in answering questions relating to Meaningful Use. Please contact Synōvim at or 785-273-3031 if you have further questions.

Eligible Professionals

FAQ: Meaningful Use Public Health Reporting
A list of Q and A for eligible professionals regarding public health reporting for Meaningful Use in 2015 and subsequent years.

2014 Upgrade Considerations
A list of recommended questions for your EHR vendor as your physician practice prepares for Meaningful Use in 2014. All eligible professionals must be on the 2014 ONC-certified version of an EHR before your 90-day reporting period begins.

Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 1
To aid providers and professionals with the implementation of the Meaningful Use Stage 1 objectives, the National Learning Consortium presents lessons learned and resources used in the field by the Regional Extension Centers and providers nationwide.

Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2
On August 23, 2012, CMS announced a final rule to govern Meaningful Use Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. The rule specifies the Stage 2 criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to continue to participate in the EHR Incentive Programs.

CMS EHR Incentive Program Appeals
If you have been denied an EHR incentive payment, have been determined to be ineligible for the program, or have received an audit decision that you believe to be in error, you can appeal the decision.

CMS EHR Incentive Programs Audits Overview – February 2013
Overview of EHR Incentive Audits.

Guidelines for Documentation Needed for Audits
Overview of EHR Incentive Audits.

How to Optimize Patient Portals for Patient Engagement and Meet Meaningful Use Requirements
You will have better success meeting meaningful use requirements for stage 2 if you integrate a patient portal effectively in your practice operations.

iHealthBeat One in 20 Meaningful Use Attesters to Face Audits, Official Says – April 23, 2013
About one in 20 participants in the meaningful use program can expect to face an audit for compliance with the program’s requirements, according to a CMS official, Modern Healthcare reports.

Medicare & Medicaid Incentives for Eligible Professionals
The funding for the implementation of EHRs will be administered through incentive payments via Medicare and Medicaid for hospitals and healthcare professionals that implement compliant EHRs. This flyer will explain the incentives available.

Meaningful Use Stage 1 for Eligible Professionals Valid 2013-Onward
This document contains the objectives and measures for Meaningful Use Criteria for Eligible Professionals in order to qualify for incentive payments.

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Core Measures
This document contains the objectives and measures for Meaningful Use Stage 2 Criteria for Eligible Professionals in order to qualify for incentive payments.

Synōvim Overview
Learn more about the services Synōvim offers.

The Criticality of HIPAA Compliance
Significant changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations became effective March 26, 2013. All covered entities and business associates must comply with the new regulations by September 23, 2013. Learn more by reading this article.

Using Secure Electronic Messaging to Support Patient and Family Engagement
This fact sheet explains the secure electronic messaging stage 2 Meaningful Use objectives and outlines electronic messaging’s benefits to patients and providers.

Consumer Education

FAQs about Secure Electronic Messaging
Frequently Asked Questions from the National Learning Consortium.

Electronic Health Records Infographic
In this Infographic, view the history of electronic health records and see how they may improve your health and health care in the future.