Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of management 0.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Leaders from AMDA’s HIT Committee will describe the current regulatory framework for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive and the Electronic Prescribing Incentive (eRx) and how these programs relate to the current value-based payment movement. The session will focus on the challenges and benefits of adopting HIT systems in the long term care setting and specifically identify strategies for demonstrating required minimum participation in each program as well as other ways to avoid penalties.
Explain the current incentive/penalty structure for the EHR Incentive and the eRx Incentive programs.
Describe the challenges and benefits to clinicians, patients, and facilities from a functional HIT system.
Identify practical strategies the clinician can follow to successfully participate and/or avoid penalties in EHR and eRx programs.
Speaker(s): William M. Russell, MD, Chair HIT Committee; Rod Baird, MS
Disclosure(s): Dr. Baird - GPM, LLC-LTC MD software: Board Member