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Tuesday, 18 January 2011 14:26
HITECH Answers is hosting an upcoming live web event to help specialists gain an understanding of how they can achieve meaningful use to qualify for CMS EHR incentives.

Online PR News – 17-January-2011 –HITECH Answers offers to its Virtual Extension Center (VEC) members exclusive live web events from leading experts in EHR implementation. The next event for members - Meaningful Use for Specialists - will be held January 18, 2011 at 7 pm EST. Membership to HITECH Answers VEC is completely free for all Eligible Professionals and Hospitals under the HITECH Act.

A first glance at the Stage 1 Meaningful Use Core and Menu Set objectives makes sense for primary care, but what about specialists? Members wanting to learn more can phone in and attend this upcoming event:

Meaningful Use for Specialists – Qualifying for CMS EHR Incentives
January 18, 2011, 7 pm EST

"There are numerous exceptions and provisions that will allow specialists to meet meaningful use guidelines without having to change the way they practice healthcare" says Jim Tate of and event presenter. "If an EP cannot meet a specific Meaningful Use objective in the Core or Menu Set because it is outside of the scope of their practice they may possibly be allowed to exempt that objective."

Specialists qualifying for CMS EHR incentives is one area that the rules and regulations have been modified based on comments from stakeholders. Specialists can claim exceptions to meaningful use criteria that don’t apply to their specialty as well as enjoy great flexibility in the reporting requirements for Quality Measures. EPs that are specialists can still achieve the CMS incentives based on the flexibility that is incorporated into two primary areas: Menu Exclusions and Quality Measures.

Attendance at this web event is exclusive for members of HITECH Answers Virtual Extension Center (VEC). Membership for Eligible Professionals and Hospitals is completely free for the full life cycle of the HITECH Act. Learn more at:
HITECH Answers is a leading resource for healthcare providers seeking tools and solutions to understand the impact of the HITECH Act and implementation of a certified EHR to meet meaningful use requirements. We offer free membership to our Virtual Extension Center (VEC)to Eligible Professionals, Hospitals and Medical Associations. You can learn more at:


Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 14:52