EMR Meaningful Use:
Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, eligible health care professionals and hospitals can qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified EHR technology and use it to achieve specified objectives. Eligible professionals and hospitals may qualify for incentive payments for the adoption, implementation, upgrade or demonstration of meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology. To qualify for incentive payments, standards of meaningful use requirements must be met either by Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentive programs.
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) is a federally recognized Regional Extension Center program funded through the recovery act and supported by the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Under the guidance and oversight of the Office of the National Coordinator and administered by the New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ-HITEC’s program will assist 5,000 New Jersey area primary care providers by providing hands on staff, services, and technology. The same services are available to specialists for a fee that is dependent on the level of service and support required by a practice.
-HITEC’s service offering includes education and training activities, membership in the regional extension center, assessment of current office practices, workflows and technical capabilities; recommendations of appropriate EHR solutions that meet end-user specific needs; coordination of services to implement, adopt, and use new technologies appropriately and the assurance that every member of the regional extension center can meaningfully use these systems. Visit www.njhitec.org for details.
Physicians and practices that successfully implement EMR and EPW are eligible for discounts on their medical malpractice insurance. NJ-HITEC members who satisfy certain requirements can qualify for exclusive med-mal discounts which are in addition to all other discounts. This program is available for physicians who have their medical malpractice insurance through MDAdvantage of NJ.
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