Uniform e-software urgent as practices ‘bamboozled’

Since 1 February, practices have been required to clear a detailed series of software compliance hurdles by certain dates to qualify for Medicare e-health incentive payments of up to $12,500 per quarter. The last update stipulates practices must have accredited secure messaging delivery (SMD) software installed by 1 August.

As the date approaches, several sources have told MO that practices were being inundated with marketing materials from up to nine registered SMD vendors. While the material