Electronic Health Records Under the HITECH Act

Navigating New Meaningful Use and Certification Standards to Qualify for Medicare and Medicaid Funding

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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This CLE course will prepare counsel for healthcare providers to qualify for EHR incentive payments under the requirements of the new CMS and ONC rules. The panel will outline best practices to navigate the rules to obtain funding.


The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued final rules setting standards and certification criteria for healthcare providers to take advantage of billions of dollars available in incentive payments.

The CMS regulations, which changed significantly from the proposed regulations, detail the meaningful use criteria that determine whether providers using electronic health records (EHR) will qualify for Medicare and Medicaid funding under the HITECH Act during the program's first two years.

With implementation of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs rapidly approaching, counsel for healthcare providers must understand the requirements to qualify and how to navigate the rules.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines the meaningful use criteria and rules for EHRs technology certification. The panel will offer strategies to navigate the rules to qualify for the incentive payment program.



  1. Meaningful use criteria
    1. Core criteria/objectives
    2. Menu criteria/objectives
    3. Reporting clinical quality measures
  2. EHR technology certification
    1. Standards
    2. Specifications criteria
    3. Certification criteria
  3. Best practices to navigate the rules and qualify for the incentives payments program


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the core and non-core criteria set forth for hospitals and eligible professionals to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentives?
  • What are the technology certification standards for electronic health records?
  • What strategies should healthcare providers employ to qualify for the incentive payment program for EHR technology?


Jeffrey W. Mittleman
Jeffrey W. Mittleman

Holland & Knight

He practices in the area of health, regulatory and corporate law. He advises clients in fraud and abuse defense, the...  |  Read More

Joseph E. Lynch
Joseph E. Lynch

King & Spalding

He represents healthcare providers in structuring, negotiating and implementing a broad range of clinical and...  |  Read More

Jeffrey T. Ganiban
Jeffrey T. Ganiban

Drinker Biddle & Reath

He has experience regarding electronic medical record systems, clinical information systems, financial systems, claim...  |  Read More

Rene Y. Quashie
Rene Y. Quashie

Drinker Biddle & Reath

He focuses his practice on federal regulatory and administrative health care matters, including Medicare and Medicaid,...  |  Read More

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