EHR Incentives: Are you ready to cash in on the benefits?

EHR Incentives: Are you ready to cash in on the benefits?

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We’re all feeling the ‘pinch’ of the stress on our economy. Your budget, staff and resources are decreasing and one of your biggest challenges is how to not let this ‘pinch’ affect patient care. As you may already know, there are many benefits to using an Electronic Health Records system but did you know there are cash benefits as well? Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments have surpassed 10.3 billion dollars since the program’s inception and over $1.25 billion in EHR cash incentives were paid in December 2012 alone. Yes, that was over $1 billion paid in one month. Have I caught your attention?

iStock_000014706314XSmallThe Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs offer incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals as they implement a certified EHR and demonstrate meaningful use. Eligible professionals can receive up to $44,000 through the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and up to $63,750 through the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

EHRs provide a more seamless flow of information which can be easily shared between organizations, thus saving time and reducing the risk of medical error. And now thanks to EHRs and upcoming EHR integration products like the one offered by Diagnotes™ On Call, you can even access medical records from your smart phone. CoreTech has partnered with Diagnotes™ On Call to aid in the implementation and support of the on call software. We can also help you to choose the best EHR or EHR integration product for your organization, assist with planning and implementation, training and continue to offer support with your new EHR.

~ Danielle French

EHR Certification:

February 28, 2013 is the last day for Medicare eligible professionals (EPs) to register and attest to receive an incentive payment for calendar year (CY) 2012. Medicaid EPs should check with their states for their deadline. You may register here:

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