Meaningful Use (MU) is a Medicare and Medicaid incentive program that has undergone numerous changes since its inception in 2011. Stage 2 MU objectives and measures were recently modified and Stage 3 measures are expected next year. MU’s changing landscape may appear overwhelming, especially when considering the foundational relationship between MU and the new primary care payment methodologies, such as MACRA and MIPS.

What does your organization need to know? The Health Collaborative is partnering with the Greater Dayton Hospital Association to help you answer that question, navigate the new MU challenges and understand how MU, MACRA, and MIPS will shape future primary care reimbursements.
Please note that the information presented during this class will be geared toward primary care professionals but will also contain relevant information for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals.

What you’ll learn:March 30 2016 Payment Reform Basics Webinar image

  • Meaningful Use Foundations
  • Legislative Changes
  • Modified Stage 2 Measures
  • Privacy and Security Preparation
  • Overview of how MU fits into current payment reform efforts (such as MACRA/MIPS)

When: July 14, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association, 241 Taylor Street, Suite 130, Dayton, OH 45402
Cost: $55 per person
Contact: Lori McAleer, Manager, Education & Improvement Projects, The Health Collaborative: or 513.618.3632
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 About the Speakers

Scott Pettigrew, Practice Consultant with The Health Collaborative, is a fifteen-year veteran in the medical computing field, with experience ranging from working for one of the industry’s first electronic prescribing vendors to managing ancillary clinical systems in a large pediatric hospital. A Certified HL7 Control Specialist, Pettigrew understands the importance of clinical interoperability, and has utilized that knowledge to successfully manage and implement HL7 interface projects. Since joining the Health Collaborative and the TriState Regional Extension Center in 2010, Mr. Pettigrew has helped practices throughout the Cincinnati area transition from the paper charting paradigm to more patient-centric, Electronic Health Record systems safely and with minimal possible impact. He sits as a vice-chair of the Meaningful Use Burning Issues workgroup, helping to answer many of the questions submitted to this ONC-supported group. Mr. Pettigrew’s broad experience from both sides of the vendor/clinical relationship gives him unique perspective and skills with which to help providers achieve their Health Information Technology objectives.
Wendy Bridge, Meaningful Use Consultant with Bridge Consulting, has assisted over 350 providers in many different care settings with Meaningful Use Attestation and EHR support. Bridge is a Patient Centered Medical Home, Certified Content Expert (PCMH CCE), who operated a three location practice for over 20 years. In this role, Wendy managed the practices’ day to day operations and helped the transition to an electronic health record system in 1991, well before most practices even thought about implementing. In addition, Ms. Bridge has consulted with many practices over the years to help with workflow, staff issues, management protocols and patient care.
Please pass this information along to others who may be interested in attending.  If you have questions, please contact Lori McAleer at (513) 618-3632 or
Support for these classes is provided under cooperative agreement 90RC0025/01 from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.