We are very happy at Childs Medical Clinic to experience this milestone. It’s a great benefit to our practice and our customers.
Carrollton, Georgia (PRWEB) May 19, 2011
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. announced today that Childs Medical Clinic of Samson, Ala. received the nation’s first payments of meaningful use incentive funds within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Stage 1 meaningful use Medicare incentives program.
For the Medicare incentives, Childs Medical Clinic satisfied reporting requirements of quality measures and allowables after registering for the program March 15 and attesting April 19 upon the opening of the attestation process.
Childs Medical Clinic received $18,000 for its attesting eligible professional (EP) Hayden Childs, MD, having satisfied the 90-continuous days of meaningful use reporting merged with allowable tracking to achieve the incentives thresholds.
“We are very happy at Childs Medical Clinic to experience this milestone. It’s a great benefit to our practice and our customers,” said Childs Medical Clinic Practice Administrator Jule Childs. “The entire process went smoothly for us and what we found is that much of the criteria were extremely beneficial to the patient. Being on an EHR, we want to know that the patient also has a meaningful use and experience with our system. We plan to continue to expand our functionality and progress through future stages.”
Childs Medical Clinic successfully met the criteria through its use of Greenway’s integrated electronic health record (EHR), practice management and interoperability solution PrimeSUITE® 2011. The practice also utilizes Greenway’s integrated PrimePATIENT® online communication portal, and the integrated PrimeEXCHANGE® for the data sharing of lab reports. “We also plan to expand our use of PrimeEXCHANGE to interoperate with our area hospitals. All of these functions are important not only for meaningful use but coordinated care in our region.”
For the Stage 1 Medicare incentive program, Childs said the Greenway® Meaningful Use Dashboard was particularly beneficial. “We hit our allowable very early and that was easy to chart, but what really helped was being able to show the type of information that needed to be added to clinical summaries and didn’t just hit the criteria, but aided our care plans.”
“Greenway is proud of this milestone achievement by Childs Medical Clinic, and is looking forward to a multitude of our customers attesting and receiving meaningful use funds throughout 2011 and beyond,” said President and CEO Tee Green. “We are equally pleased to make good on our promise to customers qualifying for the incentives that the ONC-ATCB certification we achieved in October would lead to incentive capture, and that their faith was echoed in the KLAS report this spring.”
Added Green, “Taken together, this success to us is one component of our historical dedication to advancing healthcare not only through quality reporting like meaningful use and upcoming Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), but to innovative data sharing and data liquidity for a truly nationwide health information network that crosses all public and private stakeholders and institutions. That is the end goal of quality healthcare in America.”
About Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.
Greenway Medical Technologies provides innovative EHR, ambulatory healthcare and clinical research business solutions and services to more than 27,000 healthcare providers nationwide, in 31 specialties and subspecialties, by enhancing the delivery of patient care through advanced health IT software and on-demand services that allow physician practices to function at their highest level of efficiency in group practice, IDN, REC, HIE, IPA, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) settings. Established in 1998, Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway is a privately held company with more than 450 employees.
About PrimeSUITE 2011 Meaningful Use Certification
PrimeSUITE® 2011 is an ONC-ATCB Complete EHR. The 2011/2012 criteria supports the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. PrimeSUITE 2011 was certified on October 14, 2010, certification number CC-1112-699072-1 for clinical quality measures NQF 0421, 0013, 0028, 0041, 0024, 0038, 0031, 0032 and 0034.
Review complete details of PrimeSUITE 2011’s meaningful use certification on CCHIT and ONC websites: http://www.cchit.org/get_certified/ONC-ATCB-Certified-2011-2012 and http://onc-chpl.force.com/ehrcert.
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