Monthly Archives: January 2013

EHR Incentive Payment Audits

EHR Incentive Payment Audits

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 authorized the implementation of the Texas Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. The Medicaid/CHIP Division of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) began making incentive payments to eligible providers and eligible hospitals in 2011 for the adoption, implementation, upgrade, and meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology.

The HITECH Act requires states to conduct audits of payments to providers and hospitals participating in the incentive program. HHSC has contracted with the CPA firm of Davila, Buschhorn & Associates, P.C. to conduct audits of incentive payments on behalf of the State.

Representatives of Davila, Buschhorn & Associates, P.C. will be contacting providers who have been selected for audit. If you receive a notice of audit, please respond within ten (10) days with all requested information. The information you provide will be used for the sole purpose of the Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program audits.

2013 Accounting Tip #4

There are many ways to get organized for taxes. Each person needs to find the way that works for them to ensure that they will stay consistent and current. We will provide you some tips at getting started, you may even find a tip that you like better than your current way of doing things.Continue Reading

Quotes

One of the greatest attributes of leadership is effective communication, and learning what to say comes only when we have learned how to listen. – Jim Rohn

Steps to Avoid EHR Incentive Payment Delays

Eligible professionals who want payments assigned directly to them must have Social Security number on file with TMHP Eligible professionals (EPs should be aware of the following before beginning enrollment in the Texas Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program: If you will be assigning the incentive payment to yourself, your Social Security number (SSN)Continue Reading

2013 Accounting Tip #3

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Quotes

The attitude of other people affects each of us and the attitude of each of us has the capacity to affect all of us. – Jim Rohn

EHR Incentive Payment Overview

Under the provisions of the HITECH Act, State Medicaid programs are establishing EHR Incentive Programs. These programs provide for incentive payments to certain health care professionals and hospitals that meet specific eligibility requirements when they adopt, implement, and meaningfully use certified EHR technology. To be eligible for incentive programs, health care professionals and hospitals mustContinue Reading

2013 Accounting Tip #2

There are many ways to get organized for taxes. Each person needs to find the way that works for them to ensure that they will stay consistent and current. We will provide you some tips at getting started, you may even find a tip that you like better than your current way of doing things.Continue Reading

Quotes

Be not afraid of growing slowly – be only afraid of standing still. ~ Chinese proverb

CMS Medicaid Payment Rule

CMS held a call on the Medicaid PCP payment rule on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. The following summary of that call. Administrative: They will issue more guidance within a month as Q/As at Medicaid.gov Physician Self-Certification: To qualify for payment physician has to self certify, indeed, but responsive to the many questions they received onContinue Reading