SOAPware 2014 Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification Status

SOAPware, Inc. received their ONC-ACB Certification for the 2014 Meaningful Use, Stage 1 and 2 from the Drummond Group. This process was in-depth and comprehensive, involving product design work and development, as well as extensive support systems development. SOAPware was among the very few EHR vendors in the marketplace that received their certification.

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Meaningful Use Joined With SOAPware’s Triple Aim +1

As we began to peel back the layers of MU Stage 2, it quickly became apparent that we had two choices. One, we could simply focus on meeting the requirements for MU2 by cobbling together a string of redesigned workflows that would add extra work every day for already-overloaded clinicians. While taking this route would have provided SOAPware with a convenient shortcut to achieving certification, we weren’t willing to compromise on our pledge to bring the Triple Aim +1 to our users. Instead, we have chosen to take an entirely different approach aimed at making the lives of clinicians easier and less stressful as they incorporate MU2 into their daily patient visit activities. Many of the new functions for Stage 2, 2014 edition of MU have already been added to current releases of SOAPware, and the remainder will be gradually added via future updates applied via our cloud-based updating system. In addition to eliminating “meaningless use” and making MU2 compliance a less complicated and stressful process, SOAPware users will transition gradually to MU Stage 2 with less disruption. As our friends in the auto industry say, “It’s a quieter, more comfortable ride;” a ride designed to deliver maximum efficiency with ease of use to the lives of our SOAPware clinicians.

Meaningful Use Resources

These manuals will walk you through the Meaningful Use requirements and will provide you with the details you need to meet the requirements using SOAPware.

First Time Meaningful Users FAQ

What version of SOAPware do I need to have before I can start my 2014 Meaningful Use reporting period?

The latest version of SOAPware.

What is the timeline for reporting on Meaningful Use?
Eligible professionals who first demonstrate meaningful use in 2015 must report on meaningful use for a 90-day period to avoid payment adjustments in 2016. Beginning in 2015, eligible professionals who do not successfully demonstrate meaningful use will be subject to a payment adjustment.
Am I required to attest for Stage 2 criteria in 2015?

First time Meaningful Users are only required to attest on Stage 1 criteria in 2015.

What can I do now to prepare for Meaningful Use?

Review the Stage 1 criteria from CMS here

Determine eligibility requirements with CMS here

Contact our Training & Implementation team to purchase a one-on-one training session to help you get started with the required workflows for Meaningful Use.

Update to the latest version of SOAPware.

What are Clinical Quality Measures?

As part of Meaningful Use, eligible professionals are required to submit data on 9 Clinical Quality Measures in 2014. For more information on Clinical Quality Measures, please visit the CMS website.

Who can I contact if I have more Meaningful Use questions?

Please contact our Training & Implementation team on our website here.

For more information on Meaningful Use 2014, please view the CMS website here.

Returning Meaningful Users FAQ

What version of SOAPware do I need to have before I can start my 2014 Meaningful Use reporting period?

The latest version of SOAPware.

What is the timeline for reporting on Meaningful Use?

In 2014, there is a special reporting period to allow providers time to upgrade to 2014 certified EHR technology. As a SOAPware provider, you will be able to begin your 2014 reporting period following the release of the MU 2014 certified edition of SOAPware.

See more on the special reporting period from CMS below:

“For 2014 only, all providers regardless of their stage of meaningful use are only required to demonstrate meaningful use for a 3-month EHR reporting period. For Medicare providers, this 3-month reporting period is fixed to the quarter of either the fiscal (for eligible hospitals and CAHs) or calendar (for EPs) year in order to align with existing CMS quality measurement programs, such as the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR). The 3-month reporting period is not fixed for Medicaid EPs and hospitals that are only eligible to receive Medicaid EHR incentives, where providers do not have the same alignment needs. CMS is permitting this one-time 3-month reporting period in 2014 only so that all providers who must upgrade to 2014 Certified EHR Technology will have adequate time to implement their new Certified EHR systems.”

This new rule will allow returning Meaningful Use providers to practice and learn new workflows following the MU certified release of SOAPware. Returning Meaningful Use providers will be able to start the reporting period as late as October 1st, 2014, allowing time to practice workflows before the reporting period begins.

Am I required to attest for Stage 2 criteria in 2015?

The table displayed below shows the progression of Meaningful Use stages that an eligible Medicare provider would complete based upon their first year of MU attestation. Notice that all providers will complete, at minimum, two years of Stage 1 criteria before beginning Stage 2 criteria regardless of the year that they first begin attestation.

What can I do now to prepare for Meaningful Use?

Review CMS information on your planned stage below: Stage 1 Stage 2

Review our SOAPware Stage 2 overview manual for information on new workflows

Contact our Training & Implementation team to purchase a one-on-one training session to help you get started with the required workflows for Meaningful Use.

Update to the latest version of SOAPware in order to have the certified version of SOAPware before July 1st

Who can I contact if I have more Meaningful Use questions?

Please contact our Training & Implementation team on our website here.

For more information on the new Meaningful Use 2014 Requirements, please view the CMS website here.

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