Netsmart Clients Earn More than $40 Million in Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Payments

Netsmart’s Ongoing Commitment to Meaningful Use Helps Health and Human Services Providers Enhance Quality of Care

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Overland Park, Kan. (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

Netsmart, the leading provider of clinical solutions for health and human services organizations, today announced that Netsmart clients nationwide have passed the $40 million mark in Medicaid incentive funds earned for the Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record (EHR).

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provides significant financial incentives to behavioral health professionals who demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Netsmart’s Complete ONC-ATCB certified EHRs enable provider organizations to meet all Meaningful Use criteria and qualify for funds through their Eligible Professionals, such as physicians and nurse practitioners.

“We’re proud to provide solutions that enable our clients to leverage technology to improve quality of care and clinical outcomes -- key goals of the Meaningful Use incentive program,” said Michael Valentine, chief executive officer, Netsmart. “In addition, our early investment in care coordination technology is enabling our clients to prepare now for Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements and to use their systems to establish health homes, making them the leaders in this and other rapidly-evolving elements of performance-based, integrated care.”

Netsmart’s work in Meaningful Use initiatives supports the “Triple Aim” for healthcare system delivery improvement as outlined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

  •     Better care for individuals
  •     Better health for populations
  •     Lower costs through continuous improvement

Netsmart offers a series of recorded web seminars about Meaningful Use for behavioral health/addiction services/social services providers and local health departments. To view the web seminars, visit http://www.ntst.com/meaningfuluse and select the Recorded Web Seminars tab.

Netsmart is also a leader in advocacy efforts to pass two bills in Congress to extend eligibility for Meaningful Use incentive funds to behavioral health, mental health, and addiction services professionals and facilities not included as fully eligible for incentives in the HITECH Act. For more information, visit http://www.ntst.com/legislation.

About Netsmart

Netsmart helps health and human services organizations transform care through the collaborative, coordinated management and exchange of clinical data across the care spectrum and through effective practice management that improves revenue cycle management. More than 20,000 client organizations, including 350,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems, use Netsmart products to help improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people each year. Netsmart clients include mental health and substance use treatment agencies, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, public health departments, social services and child and family health agencies, vital records offices, and managed care organizations. Netsmart’s products are full-featured information systems that operate on a variety of operating systems, hardware platforms, and mobile devices, and offer unlimited scalability.

Netsmart provides the solutions and expertise that help its clients meet all the criteria for Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

Building upon Netsmart’s Complete ARRA-Certified EHRs, Netsmart clients can also create a complete connected care environment encompassing e-prescribing and order entry, sharing clinical information and lab results, and using Web portals to provide secure and private consumer access to care information.

Netsmart is also pleased to support the EveryDay Matters Foundation, which was established for organizations within the behavioral and public health communities to learn from each other and share their causes and stories. Organizations can also request grants for their cause or to help fund technology that advances the way care is delivered. For more information, visit http://www.everydaymatters.com/foundation.

For information about Netsmart’s full range of solutions for health and human services organizations, visit http://www.ntst.com or call 1-800-472-5509. Also follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and visit us on YouTube.

Visit http://ntst.com/about/certifications.asp for a list of Netsmart EHRs that have been certified by 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.


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