E-MDs Client is Nation’s First Physician Recipient of EHR Incentive Payment
Date Added: May 23, 2011
AUSTIN, TEXAS — (JANUARY 14, 2011) – e‐MDs, an Austin-based company rated by physicians as the number #1 provider of electronic health records (EHR), recently made modern medical history. e-MDs client, Gastorf Family Clinic of Durant, Oklahoma is the nation’s first physician recipient of the electronic health records incentive payment program administered through Medicare.
The US medical system has been working in cooperation with the federal government to put into practice a nationwide implementation of electronic health records through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As an incentive to physicians, Medicare is offering a tiered payment plan based upon medical organizations adapting to the new standard. The first payments for the program were scheduled to be administered beginning the first of 2011.
e-MDs is nationally recognized as a leading provider of EHR solutions. The use of electronic health records is designed to provide for more accurate patient health delivery, more efficient and effective treatment options, and to reduce costs for physicians, and ultimately, patients themselves. Because e-MDs has vigorously worked over the past several years to prepare for this massive change, the company already had a number of their clients ready for the rollout.
“We feel honored that one of our clinics has been chosen by CMS to be the first ambulatory practice in the nation to receive incentive funds for the use of a certified EHR,” stated Michael Stearns, MD, President and CEO of e-MDs, Inc. “We look forward to working with the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality and the Gastorf Family Clinic to help their providers qualify for additional incentives tied to the Meaningful Use of our certified EHR.”
In 2010, the standards that doctors and hospitals must meet to demonstrate meaningful use of their EHR systems were established. Physicians can receive as much as $44,000 over a five-year period through Medicare, and up to $63,750 over six years through Medicaid. To get the maximum incentive payment, Medicare eligible professionals must begin participation by 2012.
e-MDs offers a host of affordable, certified EHR solutions for physicians and facilities looking to modernize or enhance their services with the latest electronic health records technology.
e-MDs is committed to providing affordable and integrated EHR and Practice Management Software solutions, including clinical, financial and document management modules designed to automate medical practice processes and chart management – delivering the clinical tools needed to succeed in today’s health care environment.
You can find additional detailed information about all the different services and benefits an electronic health records system has to offer your practice by contacting a representative right now at 1.888.344.9836 or [email protected], or visiting them online at www.e-mds.com
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