Dr. Uzansky demonstrates Meaningful Use through MediTouch®
SOLANA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthFusion is proud to report that users of their MediTouch EHR are beginning to receive their initial payment of Meaningful Use Incentive Funds as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Stage 1 Electronic Health Record Meaningful Use Medicare Incentive Program.
MediTouch EHR user, and Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, Mark Uzansky, D.O., of Livonia, MI, became one of the first physicians in the nation to receive $18,000 in stimulus funds, successfully using HealthFusion’s MediTouch EHR to complete the first phase of the CMS Incentive Program.
Dr. Uzansky achieved Meaningful Use by using the MediTouch Web-Based Integrated Solution. The MediTouch system facilitated management of all of Dr. Uzansky’s office requirements including the billing, scheduling, clearinghouse, and electronic health records (EHRs) with electronic prescribing. Meaningful Use EHR charting was performed predominantly via fingertip touch input on an Apple iPad. Using this technology to achieve meaningful use is a first in the industry.
Dr. Uzansky stated, “As an ENT specialist, my practice required an EHR that would allow for primary care charting as well as specialty charting. The MediTouch self-customization was easy to set up and being an Internet based system, my charts are secure, HIPAA compliant, and I can access my charts anywhere in the world,” said Dr. Uzansky.
The 2009 HITECH Act, “the stimulus package,” provides for $19.2 billion in federal incentives to encourage physician adoption of EHR technology. The law is a major advancement toward improving health care quality while reducing costs and medical errors. According to the HITECH Act, physicians are eligible to receive up to $44,000 from Medicare, over five years, in total incentives per physician for Meaningful Use of a certified EHR starting this year. Medicaid Providers may receive close to $64,000 starting this year. Dr. Uzansky qualified and received the $18,000 stimulus check by demonstrating just 90 continuous days of Meaningful Use with the MediTouch EHR. Dr. Uzansky is also eligible to receive an additional $12,000 check next year and the balance over the following 3 years by continuing to utilize MediTouch in his daily practice.
Dr. Uzansky selected MediTouch through a member benefit of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and their affiliate the American Osteopathic Information Association (AOIA), which has entered into an exclusive Strategic Partnership with HealthFusion. “The AOA is pleased to assist our members while at the same time helping to advance the national agenda of EHR adoption and ultimately improve quality of care for our patients,” said AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, J.D.
“MediTouch’s cloud-based solution is able to track, real-time, the progress of our entire physician user base and adjust our program such that our eligible providers can collect incentive dollars free of stress and hassle. To assist those eligible providers in qualifying for stimulus funds, MediTouch translates provider data into an easy to understand Meaningful Use Report Card™, which enables those eligible providers and staff to understand their performance and meet the CMS reporting requirements,” said Seth Flam D.O., CEO of HealthFusion.
“There is a real incentive for physicians and practices to act quickly in order to take advantage of the financial incentives in this program. By moving forward with implementation of an EHR now, physicians can still qualify for their first payment this year. We pride ourselves on building an EHR that understands a doctor’s workflow, time constraints, quality of care and one that can be used by offices of any size. MediTouch is designed for use on the Apple iPad but can be used on any personal computer with Internet access, and is easily implemented within a practice at very little cost. There’s no reason physicians shouldn’t immediately adopt this technology and take advantage of these available incentive payments,” said Dr. Flam.
HealthFusion, a leading provider of Electronic Health Records with its MediTouch solution, has received complete EHR certification by the Drummond Group, Inc. (DGI). This certification assures healthcare providers that MediTouch supports EHR “meaningful use” objectives and will help them qualify for Medicare and Medicaid cash bonuses. DGI is one of three Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCB) sanctioned by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to review, test and certify EHRs. In order to become certified, HealthFusion passed a rigorous inspection of MediTouch’s integrated functionality, security, quality maintenance and reporting abilities.
HealthFusion® is the customer-focused, Web healthcare software solution for Practice Automation and Revenue Cycle Management that is helping thousands of Medical Providers and Billing Services to succeed. HealthFusion delivers an affordable, integrated Practice Management System, a Clearinghouse that transacts with over 2,000 insurance payers, and MediTouch® - The EHR that Thinks like a Doctor™. This secure, certified system offers advanced billing, scheduling, claims, eligibility, ERAs, Denial Defender®, EHR/EMR, e-Prescribing, PQRS, reporting, and mobile applications. HealthFusion was recognized by J.D. Power & Associates for providing an “Outstanding Customer Service Experience.” Visit HealthFusion.com today.
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