Not All EMR Providers will be Certified for Stimulus

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The Department of Health and Services estimates that 90% of previously Certified providers will be certified and compliant with the requirements of the stimulus, which means healthcare providers using the other approximately 230 products will not qualify for the stimulus.

It’s important for healthcare and medical facilities to understand that not all EMR providers are created equally.

While many healthcare providers will be moving toward electronic medical records in the next year, not all will be reimbursed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Of the roughly 300 EMR vendors, only 70 were previously CCHIT certified. The Department of Health and Services estimates that 90% of previously Certified EMR providers will be certified and compliant with the requirements of the stimulus, which means healthcare providers using the other approximately 230 products will not qualify for the stimulus.

Acentec Inc., a leading provider of electronic health records, in conjunction with Medinformatix, will be in the expected 10% of EMR companies who will be stimulus compliant, and is in line to become certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology once CCHIT receives its credentials from ONC. Clients of Acentec are guaranteed that their Acentec EMR systems will be compliant with the stimulus act, or their money will be returned.

“It’s important for healthcare and medical facilities to understand that not all EMR providers are created equally,” explained Jeff Mongelli, President and CEO of Acentec, “Many non-certified providers will offer deals and discounts just to compete with those of us that are. You should ask whether a provider is certified and plans to continue to meet the rigorous requirements to make sure your company will qualify for the stimulus.”

For more information about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, visit recovery.org. For information on Acentec’s electronic medical records, visit acentec.com.

About Acentec Inc.
Acentec Inc. is a leading national provider of fully integrated Electronic Health Records, unique flat rate billing services, and medical IT services. We offer turn-key solutions engineered to maximize a physician’s ROI. The products have been built around MedInformatix’s 25 years of medical practice workflow expertise. Our product is designed on a single database using Microsoft SQL. Whether the installation is a single physician who went live in 1994, a national Cardiology practice, or one of 15 other specialties we service, we accommodate their needs.

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