Now is the time to ensure your organization complies with Meaningful Use requirements. CMS (Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services) is focused on reducing fraud made in the attestation process. Stage 1 states that you must use certified EHR technology to protect PHI, as well as conduct or review a risk analysis and remediate deficiencies.
The risk analysis must be completed before attestation, and remediation must happen within the attestation period. Stage 2 builds on Stage 1 and requires a new review during each subsequent reporting period. CMS’s audit program is reviewing risk analysis documentation and already reports a strong correlation between adverse audits and not having a Risk Assessment.