Resources on this page are designed to support managers of solo and small group physician practices with Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation and efficient navigation of the incentive payment program.
PAHCOM is dedicated to providing professional development solutions for medical office managers across the United States and will continue to update these resources as necessary including hosting new webinars from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and posting the video recordings here for your use in sharing this information with your staff and/or providers.
Free Webinar Video Recording & Slides Downloads
Free Webinars hosted by PAHCOM and presented by CMS specifically for small practice needs
CMS Presents:Meaningful Use - Stage 2 Regulations Overview
Access all recorded EHR Webinars from CMS on the PAHCOM YouTube Channel
EHR Stage 2 Rules Released!
Stage 2 Final Rules CMS
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program--Stage 2
Stage 2 Final Rules ONC
Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition; Revisions to the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology
Articles about key elements of the recently-published Stage 2 final rule:
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Regional Extension Centers (RECs)
Providers do not have to become technology experts to achieve meaningful use of EHRs; RECs will provide you with on-the-ground assistance.
Locate an REC near you!
Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) is the principal Federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. This link provides provider-oriented resources that will help office managers and medical professionals get started with EHR implementation and achieve meaningful use.
CMS resources specifically for you as a small practice
Beginners Guide to EHR - An Introduction to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals is intended to provide eligible professionals with a simple overview of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. Each step of the program is explained in this guide to help health care professionals understand the basics of the program and determine how to successfully participate.
Educational Materials - Want to know more about the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs? CMS has prepared materials which explain the programs. You will also find audio recordings, written transcripts and presentation materials from provider training sessions in the Section titled Presentations for Providers.
CMS EHR Incentive Program List Serve
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The Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator
This online tool allows providers to test whether or not they would successfully demonstrate meaningful use for the EHR Incentive Programs. See this online tool to help you determine whether you have met Meaningful Use requirements before you attest.
Medicare EHR Incentive Payment Process
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009 provides for incentive payments beginning in 2011 for Medicare Eps and other meaningful users of certified EHR technology. This article describes the payment process for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.
CMS HIT Programs Timeline
Chronologically organized milestones and resources clearly displayed in table format for ease of use regarding the following programs:
CMS EHR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
This is a direct link to the EHR section of the CMS FAQs. Take a look and see if your question has been addressed. If you do not see answers to your questions there, you can either submit your question via the FAQ page or you can use the information below to Ask CMS Directly.
Ask CMS Directly
EHR Information Center Hours of Operation:
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
888-734-6433 (primary number) or 888-734-6563 (TTY number)