Winnfield, Louisiana-based Community Health Center Utilizes Progressive Technology, Receives Federal Funding
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessEHS client Winn Community Health Center (CHC) became the nation's first federally qualified health center (FQHC) to receive a Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payment on January 12, 2011. Winn CHC received this incentive through the Louisiana Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, which is federally funded by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Program (ARRA), HITECH promotes adoption of EHRs by health care providers through financial incentives under Medicare or Medicaid. Eligible providers and hospitals may receive such incentives upon demonstrating that they have adopted, implemented or upgraded EHR in their practice.
Since opening in 2009, Winn CHC has benefited a rural community that previously had limited health care access for the uninsured. Through this program, eligible providers like Winn CHC receive an initial payment for adopting a certified electronic health record system. Payments will be continued for an additional five years if providers demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology such as SuccessEHS. Providers can earn more than $60,000 throughout a six-year participation period; these funds help organizations like Winn CHC provide higher quality care to their patients.
"We are very proud to be partnered with one of the first providers in the nation to receive a Medicaid incentive payment. We are confident that many of our providers will follow and are proactively working to educate and assist our customers so they will be positioned to receive this needed funding as early as possible," said W. Sanders Pitman, SuccessEHS President and CEO.
To read more, visit: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/1416.
Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, SuccessEHS is a nationally acclaimed vendor providing a single solution Practice Management and Electronic Health Record. The company's experienced management team has an average tenure of more than 12 years. SuccessEHS has built its reputation on developing personal relationships with customers, leveraging the collective knowledge and expertise of its 200+ team members to ensure its customers' success.
Founded in 1995, SuccessEHS quickly established itself as a leader in the emerging practice management applications market by delivering an innovative blend of clinical, operational and financial software paired with a suite of specialized integrated success services. SuccessEHS, entirely in-house developed and supported, has achieved multiple certifications from CCHIT, earning a 5-star usability rating. SuccessEHS's SuccessEHS 6.0 is a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR, and additionally certified for Child Health, with a 5-star usability rating.
SuccessEHS 6.0 was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 2010. The clinical quality measures certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0043, NQF 0031, and NQF 0034. The additional software used in testing includes Multum, SuccessEHS Patient Portal, ExitCare Patient Education, and Oracle.
This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and is certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for Eligible Providers adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification neither represents an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor guarantees the receipt of incentive payments.