In another key step to further the States’ role in developing a robust U.S. Health Information Technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced additional Federal matching funds for certain State planning activities necessary to implement the Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, States can receive a 90% federal match for planning activities to:
- Administer EHR incentive payments to Medicaid providers;
- Ensure proper payments through audits; and
- Promote interoperability and "meaningful use" of EHRs
According to CMS' announcement of the awards, these States will receive the following appropriations:
|North Carolina:||$2.29 million|
Additional information on implementation of the Medicaid-related provisions of the Recovery Act’s EHR incentive payment program may be found at:
The six states press releases, issued on March 24, 2010, are available at:
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IMS (Intelligent Medical Software) is delivered fully configured to your practice's unique requirements (limiting the customization that you would need to do) and is supported with comprehensive implementation, training and follow up support services by local Value Added Resellers who have been comprehensively trained, fully certified in capability and reside in your local community.
IMS is the proven solution that meets practices' needs and gives you more than just Electronic Health Records with its fully integrated Scheduler, EMR, Billing, Electronic Eligibility Tracking, Document Management, Letter Writer, Health Care Portal, and much more that is guaranteed to turn your whole practice into an electronic medical office (EMO, as we like to call it.)
And to certify and help providers make the most informed decisions for their EMR purchase, no other than the prestigious AC Group confirmed these facts having given Meditab’s IMS solution, and Meditab as a company, the combined rating of 5-stars, their highest available recognition.
IMS was rated 5-stars when evaluated for overall practice management and EHR functionality, ease-of-use, company viability, and end-user satisfaction and only 12 out of 175 vendors that were evaluated by the AC Group received such high rating; many of which focus primarily on hospitals or very large practices.
These cumulative ratings also take into account Meditab’s e-prescribing functionality, EMR-lite functionality, and preparedness for Integrated Community Electronic Health Records (ICE) products designed for community systems, including hospitals, MSOs, and IPAs where there is a desire to create a community integrated patient record no matter where the patient is treated.
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Our service does not end after purchase, but continues on with training, technical support and maintenence, so you get the most from your investment.
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Meditab guarantees that our product functionality will meet the "meaningful use" as well as the ARRA (Stimulus) Certification standards as defined by CMS within a reasonable time period of the final standards being made available.
Our product functionality will give you the tools necessary to demonstrate “meaningful use” if it were used properly as instructed in the product documentation.
"The Software is and will stay Interoperable" means that we will use our best effort to keep a general-released version of the Software in compliance with the Ambulatory Electronic Health Records interoperability standards set forth in the CCHIT Certification program or such other CMS-sanctioned and national interoperability standard applicable to Ambulatory EHRs.
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About Meditab Software, Inc.
Founded in 1998 by practicing pharmacists and physicians and based in Northern California, Meditab Software, Inc. is a key provider of innovative and revolutionary software solutions supporting the primary processes of healthcare delivery. It has expert knowledge in the following areas: Integrated Electronic Health Record, Exceptional Web-based Communications Portal, Comprehensive Practice Management, Expert Pharmacy Management, Intelligent Radiology Management, Flexible Healthcare Documentation, Secure Access, Information Assembly, Information Utilization and Regulatory Compliance.