grant from Texas Medicaid now allows the four Texas regional extension centers
(RECs) to help physicians participating in the Medicaid electronic health
record (EHR) meaningful use incentive program. Physicians with at least 30
percent Medicaid volume can receive up to $63,750 in incentives over six
is focusing on numerous health priorities and, as a result, is extending EHR
consulting help to the following specialties:
- Psychiatrists, and
be eligible for the free consulting services, the physician must be eligible for the
Medicaid EHR incentive program and must not yet have attested to meaningful use.
RECs can help with EHR selection, workflow optimization with the EHR system, meeting
the meaningful use measures (including the security risk assessment), and
attesting to meaningful use to receive the incentives.
For more information about the Texas RECs, check out TMA's REC Resource Center. A REC locator tool can help you determine which REC serves your area.
If you have other questions about EHRs
or other health information technology issues, email TMA's Health Information
Technology Department or call (800) 880-5720.
Action, Dec. 4, 2013