Magazine article Medical Economics

How to Prepare for a Meaningful Use Audit

Magazine article Medical Economics

How to Prepare for a Meaningful Use Audit

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** THE BEST WAY to get ready for a meaningful use (MU) audit of your practice is to assume you will be audited and prepare accordingly.

Here are strategies your practice can use to make sure you meet all the requirements of the MU program should the auditors come calling, and ensure you can keep the incentive money you earned.

Assume you'll be audited. The best thing a physician can do is assume they will be audited before they attest and prepare for it Because some physicians are chosen for audits at random, there is no way to completely eliminate the possibility of being audited.

Respond promptly. Complying with the demands of an audit means accomplishing a long list of tasks. It's important to respond right away after receiving an audit letter. Getting the necessary documents in order can be a time-consuming process. Auditors generally allow 14 days to respond to an audit notice. Physicians should not to engage the auditors on their own, outside of the document exchange. …

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