What a shock ... a system development project that ends up more complex than initially envisioned!
Our work to build a Batch Attestation Module as part of Meaningful Use Monitor has been an eye-opener. We have identified 24 required data fields, that are unlikely to be part of most EHR Technology!
Interestingly, some of the fields required for the batch attestation are not required on the manual data entry method using the CMS Website. Those fields appear to be information that would already exist in PECOS, or the Attestation Site, so perhaps CMS feels the need to have "validation" data embedded in the interface. Examples are Group Address, phone number, phone extension, Provider first, Middle and Last Name.
What has been your experience? Any other suggestions we can share with our readers? Please respond to Jay.Fisher@C3Partners and we’ll get the word out!