Texas RECs Offer Free Help to Some Medicaid Specialists

A 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 years. 

Medicaid is focusing on numerous health priorities and, as a result, is extending EHR consulting help to the following specialties:

  • Cardiologists,  
  • Endocrinologists,  
  • Psychiatrists, and  
  • Pulmonologists.   

To 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. 

The 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


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