"PECOS ENROLLMENT REQUIRED FOR MEDICARE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD (EHR) INCENTIVE PROGRAM - ONE MORE REASON TO ESTABLISH YOUR ENROLLMENT RECORD IN PECOS
The Recovery Act of 2009 established CMS programs under Medicare and Medicaid to provide incentive payments for the “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology. These EHR incentive programs will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals as they demonstrate adoption, implementation, upgrading or meaningful use of certified EHR technology.
While more detail on the EHR incentive program is forthcoming in the an impending final rule, CMS is announcing that Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) records will be used to verify Medicare enrollment prior to making Medicare EHR incentive payments. Your enrollment information must be in PECOS, so act now if you do not have an enrollment record in this system."
You may be wondering what this has to do with opticXpress and Optometric Billing...well the bottom line is this: IT IS OUR GOAL TO HELP OUR CLIENTS COMPLY WITH THE HIT ACT'S PROVISIONS AND REQUIREMENTS. opticXpress software is being developed to comply with the HIT Act and our service is also centered around helping our clients get access to the information they need. With that in mind MAKE SURE THAT YOU SIGN UP FOR PECOS TODAY! IT NOT ONLY TAKES ALOT OF THE GUESS WORK OUT OF CREDENTIALING AND RE-CREDENTIALING FOR MEDICARE BUT IT IS ALSO AN INVALUABLE TOOL FOR UPDATING YOUR MEDICARE RECORDS AS WELL. Who knows, signing up for PECOS may just be the single most important factor when it comes to whether or not you will receive any stimulus funds in the coming years!
For more information, please contact opticXpress by visiting our optometric billing website today! Feel free to call us if you any questions about the HIT Act or our services!
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