House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Visits Certified EHR Vendor Health Data Services

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor discusses how federal polices are affecting medical practices with Health Data Services's President Daniel Brody.

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor visits with Health Data Services, Inc. President Daniel Brody.

We are honored that Congressman Cantor chose to visit HDS to learn more about how recent federal healthcare initiatives are actually playing out for physicians, particularly in smaller practices...

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, (R-VA 7th District) visited Health Data Services, Inc. (HDS) in Charlottesville, VA on Friday to learn more about how federal policies are affecting medical practices and IT firms focused on helping physicians meet federal mandates. Daniel Brody, President of HDS, stated “We are honored that Congressman Cantor chose to visit HDS to learn more about how recent federal healthcare initiatives are actually playing out for physicians, particularly in smaller practices, and for EHR vendors responsible for developing certified products to help doctors achieve meaningful use. Despite the incentives available for physicians who adopt certified EHRs, federal mandates that must be met over the next few years puts tremendous pressure on both physicians and vendors to meet strict requirements that will require major resources and demand significant change. It would be more efficacious and more efficient if the healthcare industry was given additional time to implement both the clinical and technological requirements than is currently scheduled.”

Cantor took part in a GOP congressional Jobs Creators Forum last week, where he argued there’s a need “to knock some sense back in the process of regulation, particularly at the federal level.” Cantor’s visit to Health Data Services was just one in his meetings last week with the heads of small companies as well as larger ones.

About Health Data Services, Inc.

Health Data Services, Inc. (HDS), based in Charlottesville, Virginia, was founded in 1988 with the mission of helping small healthcare providers. In the more than two decades since, our focus hasn't changed. HDS has helped thousands of healthcare providers automate their offices with practice management services in the late eighties and nineties, with clinical records over the last decade, and now toward Meaningful Use. HDS provides proprietary PM and EHR software along with its centralized claims submission clearinghouse, and statement print and mail services to assure faster reimbursement, fewer rejections, and better cash flow. MedLedger 5 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on March 11, 2011 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Get more information at http://www.medledger.com/.

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