The U.S. population is aging, which means more physicians will be treating Medicare and Medicaid patients in the years to come. The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services is mandating that physicians implement Electronic Medical Records to serve these patients more effectively and efficiently, and is offering reimbursements in the thousands for investment in technology. But the money is only available if doctors meet certain meaningful use requirements.
Intel Health recently spoke with Dr. Michael Stearns, president and CEO of E-MDs, an EMR and practice management software company, for tips on meeting Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement guidelines and to find out what financial penalties could be imposed on doctors for not adopting healthcare technology. The following video is what he had to say:
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