Meaningful Use

Can you qualify?

How do I meet Meaningful Use requirements?

Eligible professionals must successfully demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology every year they participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive program. Meaningful use means providers need to show they're using certified EHR technology in ways that can be measured significantly in quality and in quantity.

What is Hello Health’s EHR certification status?

ONC_Certification_HIT_2014Edition Hello Health EHR Meaningful Use certification

Hello Health, Version 8 Complete EHR is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

  • Vendor Name: Hello Health
  • Product version: Hello Health Version 8
  • Certification Number: 14.04.04.1620.Helo.08.1.1.160421
  • Date Certified: 04/14/2016 - 2014 First certification owned with Version 7 on august 14th, 2014
  • Test Results Summary: https://chpl.healthit.gov/#/product/7707
  • Modules Tested: 170.314(a)(1‐15); 170.314(b)(1‐5, 7); 170.314(c)(1‐3); 170.314(d)(1‐8); 170.314(e)(1‐3); 170.314(f)(1‐3); 170.314(g)(2‐4)
  • Clinical Quality Measures tested: CCMS062v2; CMS068v3; CMS075v2; CMS117v2; CMS124v2; CMS146v2; CMS148v2; CMS154v2; CMS156v2; CMS165v2
  • Additional software used: Updox Direct 2014
  • This certified product version may require additional fees under the following conditions:
    - This certified product-version requires, for licence providers, one-time fixed costs and yearly support fees to establish and maintain interfaces for reporting to immunization registries and public health agencies. (170.314.f.2,170.314.f.3),
    - Based on you agreement with your lab vendor and business volume, this certified product-version (if not covered by your lab vendor) require one-time fixed costs to providers in order to establish a lab interface. (170.314.b.5.A),
    - Creation and maintenance of a direct address with this certified product require ongoing monthly fees to providers. (170.314.b.2),
    - This certified product-version will require one-time implementation fees and yearly support fees to providers for electronic prescribing including controlled substances (170.314.b.3),
  • Contractual Obligations
    - This certified product-version requires a contract agreement for at least one year for providers.
  • Technical or Practical Limitations
    - The Hello Health EHR is certified according to the data portability criteria in 170.314(b)(7). In order to avoid stress on the product, the ability to generate CCDA’s in bulk for all patients is an administrative privilege enabled by request only. Users can contact Hello Health support at any time to request access to the feature, the request is generally run overnight.
    - Hello Health is certified according to the criteria in 170.314(f)(2) and 170.314(f)(3). With the changes to the 2014 Release 2 in October of 2015, providers are required to submit clinical summaries to 2 of 4 available options. Given that Hello Health is only certified in 170.314(f)(2), and 170.314(f)(3), attesting providers are limited to using those features.

Is Meaningful Use for Me?

If you are purchasing an EHR to qualify for the incentives, if you have a low percentage of Medicare or Medicaid patients in your panel or if you are a cash-based practice, you may not qualify for Meaningful Use incentives. You may also find that the total incentives are outweighed by your investment in time and money.

However, if you are adopting Hello Health to transform how you practice, meeting the reporting and administrative requirements of Meaningful Use will be a logical extension of how you’ll be transforming your practice for the better.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Meaningful Use: Key information

We have summarized key information about Meaningful Use for you to learn more about this important legislation.

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The HITECH Act of 2009 paved the way for the federal government, through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), to provide incentives to healthcare providers that adopt and use EHR systems (Meaningful Use) to improve continuity and outcomes of care, engage patients more deeply in their own healthcare and to better understand the drivers of costs.

Meaningful Use perspective

We’ve asked a leading authority on healthcare information technology, Shahid N. Shah, to provide his perspective on Meaningful Use. Watch his video, and read more from Shahid on his blog .

The Truth about Meaningful Use, Shahid N. Shah