For physicians who qualify, reaching meaningful use can mean up to $63,750 in incentives from Medicaid or $44,000 from Medicare through the 2009 ARRA Stimulus. Medicare incentives are highest for early adopters who commit to EHRs before October 2012, for more information on available EHR incentives, take a detailed look at the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Comparison and Timelines.
Once the RECs reach their enrollment targets, they can no longer provide consulting at the subsidized rate, and all physicians (even primary care) will have to pay the full rate. Do not delay as most of the RECs are very close to meeting their enrollment target.
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Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center (GCREC):University of Texas Health Science Center HoustonFor more information, call (713) 500-3479 or visit the GCREC website.
North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC):Dallas Fort-Worth Hospital CouncilFor more information, call (469) 648-5140 or visit the NTREC website.
CentrEast Regional Extension Center (CentrEast REC):Texas A&M Health Science CenterFor more information, call (979) 436-0390 or visit the CentrEast website.
West Texas Regional Extension Center (WTxHITREC):Texas Tech Health Science CenterFor more information, call (806) 743-7960 or visit the WTxHITREC website.
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) maintains the Certified HIT Product List (CHPL) that provides a current list of products "certified" to meet meaningful use.
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