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National EHR Provider Call: Understanding Meaningful Use

Written by Keith Lage | July 28, 2011
Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: Understanding Meaningful Use
Thursday, August 18, 2011
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Americas) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Target Audience:

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and professionals eligible for the Medicare and/or Medicare EHR Incentive Programs. See links below for more details.

Eligibility Requirements for Professionals

Eligibility Requirements for Hospitals

Registration will close at 1:30 PM ET on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, or when available space has been filled.

Subject: This is an opportunity for eligible hospitals, CAHs and eligible professionals to learn about the meaningful use requirements of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Helpful resources will be discussed. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.



  • What is "Meaningful Use"
  • What are the requirements for Stage 1 of Meaningful Use (2011 and 2012):
  • What exactly am I attesting to for Meaningful Use
  • What can I Learn from Meaningful Use Objectives Specification Sheets
  • Question and answer session

Presentation: The presentation will be available prior to the call at the Upcoming Events section.


Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits may be awarded by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for participation in CMS National Provider Conference Calls. If you plan to request continuing education credit from your professional organization and if this organization requires proof of registration, you will personally need to register so that you receive a confirmatory e-mail.

Continuing Education Information for American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

If you have attended or are planning to attend a CMS National Provider Conference Call, you should be aware that CMS does not provide certificates of attendance for these calls. Instead, the AAPC will accept your e-mailed confirmation and call description as proof of participation. Please retain a copy of your e-mailed confirmation for these calls as the AAPC will request them for any conference call you entered into your CEU Tracker if you are chosen for CEU verification. Members are awarded one (1) CEU per hour of participation.

Continuing Education Information for American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

AHIMA credential-holders may claim 1 CEU per 60 minutes of attendance at an educational program. Maintain documentation about the program for verification purposes in the event of an audit. A program does not need to be pre-approved by AHIMA, nor does a CEU certificate need to be provided, in order to claim AHIMA CEU credit. For detailed information about AHIMA’s CEU requirements, see the Recertification Guide on AHIMA’s web site.

Please note: The statements above are standard language provided to CMS by the AAPC and the AHIMA. If you have any questions concerning either statement, please contact the respective organization, not CMS.