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Is there a date that all offices have to go digital for radiographs by?

I work at an office that still only uses film for radiographs. Is there a date that all offices have to go digital for radiographs by? And how do I urge the dentist to convert to digital?



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I believe vendors of digital systems are the source of “you need to go digital by…” What I found was, “Electronic health records are not required – not now and not in 2014. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (commonly known as the “stimulus bill”) offers some incentives to encourage healthcare providers to switch to electronic records systems, including grants of stimulus money for the purchase of electronic records systems. However, the legislation explicitly states that participation in the installation of electronic records systems is voluntary.” Quote from: https://www.cdaonline.org/news/latest-news/aredentalofficesrequiredtousedigitalx-raysystemsby2014
Now, records are a different story. Some insurances won’t pay unless everything is electronic just like Hygenius stated.

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Nothing has ever been announced requiring a switch to digital radiographs. I do know EMR Electronic Medical Records will be enforcing dental offices to become compliant. Some stated by 2015 or 2016. We have just started encryption in emails with referral doctors. We use a program called Edossea. All new HIPAA forms too.

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