For physicians who qualify, there are federal incentives available through the Medicare and Medicaid programs for meaningfully using an electronic medical record (EMR). Achieving meaningful use can mean up to $63,750 in incentives from Medicaid or $44,000 from Medicare through the 2009 ARRA Stimulus. Regional Extension Centers (RECs) in Texas have been created to support primary care physicians with individualized on-site services, technical assistance, guidance and ongoing support to select, implement or upgrade Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) in their practices.
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1. Unbiased assistance with EHR selection 2. Minimal consulting fee for primary-care physicians3. Ensure meaningful use achievement 4. Help physicians apply for federal EHR incentives of up to $63,7505. RECs are physician-centric and will provide help in your practice
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a new listserv about the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The listserv will provide timely, authoritative information about the programs, including registration and attestation updates, and details about the payment process.
By subscribing to the listserv, CMS will keep you informed of upcoming deadlines and give you answers to the questions and concerns that they have gathered from eligible professionals and hospitals in the field. New updates will be emailed through the listserv to keep you informed of any developments, and subscribers will be notified of any new FAQ's that are published on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs’ website.
We encourage you to let others know about the CMS EHR listserv, and to share its messages. Click here to join the listserv and learn more.