Meaningful Use: Strategies for Behavioral Health Facilities

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March 28, 2012 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT

Jim Tate, nationally recognized expert on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs weighs in on the details of achieving Meaningful Use for Behavioral Health specialists.  Whether your facility is an eligible hospital or your practitioners are eligible professionals, this No-Cost Webinar is for you.


Learn the "Meaningful Use Roadmap" to Incentives in determining eligibility, the use of proxies for registration and attestation, selecting the appropriate incentives program: Medicaid vs. Medicare, becoming a meaningful user of certified technology, meaningful use objectives and potential exclusions.


This highly informative webinar will also present an opportunity for direct Q and A with a leading expert in the field.  Attend this webinar to attain critical information which will allow your organization to take the necessary steps to initiate Phase 1 Meaningful Use and obtaining your incentives.


Learning Objectives:


  • Determine Eligibility for Behavioral Health Facilities
  • Medicare vs. Medicaid
  • Core & Menu Objectives Exclusions
  • Resource Planning & EHR Considerations
  • Registration & Attestation
About the Speaker(s):

Jim Tate
EMR Advocate, Inc.

Jim Tate is a nationally recognized expert on the CMS EHR Incentive Program, certified technology, and meaningful use objectives. Jim brings a unique combination of skills to successfully address the complex and changing issues surrounding the CMS EHR incentives for the “meaningful use of EHR certified technology” for Stage 1 and beyond. He is an accomplished project manager in the development and implementation of both EHR and Practice Management systems and has led numerous implementations in the United States and Asia.  Jim founded and serves as President of EMR Advocate, Inc. which provides extensive consulting services to physicians, EHR vendors, developers and other stakeholders in the Health Information Technology industry. EMR Advocate, Inc. has actively supported more than 150 Ambulatory and Inpatient EHR vendors in their Certification projects since 2006. Jim has a multi-decade background in clinical workflow management and has been directly involved for the past 5 years in the due diligence, planning and implementation of electronic health records. Jim presents frequently at national HIT conferences, is active on HIT blogs, and is a frequent online webinar presenter. He is sought after by the investment community for his input on the trends and direction of the HIT industry. Jim is also a partner at HITECH Answers LLC.