MedeAnalytics Details Financial Downside Risk of Meaningful Use

March 31, 2010

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 30, 2010 – MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions, today released a white paper on one of the HITECH Act’s measures designed to motivate hospitals to become meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs): potential negative adjustments to Medicare’s market basket updates to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS).

“Much has been written about the economic ‘carrots’ of meaningful use—the incentive payments for which hospitals may be eligible, beginning this fall,” said Ken Perez, senior vice president of marketing for MedeAnalytics. “Far less attention has been placed on the economic ‘sticks’—the potential reductions to the annual updates to the IPPS—which are the focus of this white paper and are just as significant.”

The proposed rule on the EHR incentive program requires hospitals to report quality measures to Medicare and be meaningful users of EHRs. Starting in 2015, failure to meet these criteria would result in reductions to the market basket update. Since Medicare accounts for a large share of most hospitals’ revenues, the potential negative adjustments constitute a major downside risk.

The complimentary white paper is available for download at the MedeAnalytics Meaningful Use Resource Center.

www.medeanalytics.com

Sponsored Recommendations

Enhancing Remote Radiology: How Zero Trust Access Revolutionizes Healthcare Connectivity

This content details how a cloud-enabled zero trust architecture ensures high performance, compliance, and scalability, overcoming the limitations of traditional VPN solutions...

Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence

Unlock the potential of AI in our latest series. Discover how AI is revolutionizing clinical decision support, improving workflow efficiency, and transforming medical documentation...

Beyond the VPN: Zero Trust Access for a Healthcare Hybrid Work Environment

This whitepaper explores how a cloud-enabled zero trust architecture ensures secure, least privileged access to applications, meeting regulatory requirements and enhancing user...

Enhancing Remote Radiology: How Zero Trust Access Revolutionizes Healthcare Connectivity

This content details how a cloud-enabled zero trust architecture ensures high performance, compliance, and scalability, overcoming the limitations of traditional VPN solutions...