MedicalBillersandCoders, the leading provider of medical billing, EHR and revenue cycle management solutions, has announced comprehensive MU attestation consultation for struggling eligible professionals (EPs) who wish to fulfill their MU Stage 2 attestation formalities with MBC before the deadline of March 20, 2015. MBC aims to end the last minute struggle of EPs with the MU Stage 2 attestation requirements.
Healthcare Expert at MBC, Jessica Parker says, “With few days left for the attestation deadline, we want providers to make the most of MU, without worrying about the challenges involved. For MU Stage 1, we worked closely with practices and helped them attest to the criteria successfully. We intend to offer the same assistance to EPs in this second year of attestation so that they fulfill the requirements set forth by the CMS and earn the deserved incentives.”
MBC understands that MU requirements can be challenging for providers, especially at a time when the whole industry is already under pressure to implement the new coding standard ICD-10. Providers don’t just have to fulfill the MU requirements but also prepare for potential audits.
The CMS plans to audit around five percent of EPs and hospitals attesting to MU. If a provider attests in a fraudulent manner, the incentives will have to be returned and it can also lead to fines and imprisonment.
While some providers are likely to face an audit for providing suspicious or anomalous data, most will be selected for an audit randomly. They will also need to ensure that relevant supporting documentation is retained for six years after the attestation.
“We have MU consultants who are experts at streamlining the documentation process for providers and assist them in incorporating the MU measures to their everyday workflow”- says Jacob Thomas, Manager at MBC.
MBC Offering the Fastest Road to MU Attestation
A clear indication of a medical practice struggling with Stage 2 requirements is a low attestation rate of its EPs. To ensure that providers don’t lose out on attractive incentives or face penalties and audits, MBC is offering them assistance in meeting the March 20 deadline.
According to a survey conducted on around 2000 US physicians by Medical Practice Insider, 55% said that they will not attest to the MU Stage 2 requirements in 2015
According to the data provided by the CMS, around one in three hospitals scheduled to meet the MU2 requirements are facing difficulties in meeting the required menu and core objectives
“MBC has always shown its commitment towards helping physician practices and hospitals earn maximum incentives under MU and avoid penalties. And while doing so, data security is given the utmost importance because we adhere to stringent HIPAA and HITECH compliant standards,” says Thomas.
MBC’s Role in MU Stage 2 Attestation
MBC is offering the following services quite deftly and growing numbers of EPs and hospitals are reaping the benefits of these comprehensive MU consultation:
Initial assessment of workflow
Consultation for MU
Assistance in MU registration
Training own staff as per client needs
The company has a reliable team of expert coders and billers who handle EHR and documentation apart from providing end-to-end, HIPAA-compliant medical billing services.
Prerna Gupta, Media Relations
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