Practice Support Services
Wake AHEC Practice Support Services
has assisted 124 practices and 398 providers attest for over $5.4
million dollars in federal incentive payments. We provide services to help you
create a profitable and productive healthcare practice while
achieving better patient outcomes and a higher level of patient
Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 1 is where it all begins and lays the cornerstone to build your future healthcare practice. Avoid the Medicare penalties, which began in 2015! Those providers and practices that qualify may receive incentive payments from Medicare or Medicaid.
For those who have met Meaningful Use Stage 1, now is the time to build upon your achievement with Meaningful Use Stage 2 and various Clinical Quality Initiatives. Not only will you avoid the Medicare penalties, but you will also open the door to higher reimbursement rates.
Benefits from achieving Meaningful Use:
- May receive incentive payments, if qualified, and avoid the associated penalties from Medicare.
- Provides a stepping stone to future Clinical Quality Initiatives and higher reimbursement rates.
- May receive preferred provider and referral status from healthcare organizations and insurance companies.
- Allows quicker and more efficient sharing of patient information and care status.
- Leads to better patient outcomes and a higher level of provider and patient satisfaction.
Services available to PRIMARY and SPECIALTY CARE PRACTICES with one or more providers:
Working with Wake AHEC to meet Meaningful Use? Why not get paid? The NC Medicaid EHR Incentive Program gives providers the chance to earn $63,750 over six years if they are using their EHR to meet Meaningful Use. There are resources available to help you attest for a payment. We have attestation guides to walk you through the process step by step, FAQs built up from years of provider questions, webinars to bring it all to life and a dedicated help desk to answer questions that the resources don’t address. The last year to start participating is 2016, so if you have a certified EHR, see 30% Medicaid patients and are an eligible provider type, now is the time to get started. Visit the NC Division of Medical Assistance website for more information!
Remember, Wake AHEC offers a broad range of educational and outreach services in support of quality and practice improvement initiatives.
Complete the application to contact Wake AHEC PSS and let's get started!