Office Ally’s EHR 24/7 Offers Simple and Affordable Way for Colorado’s Providers to Adopt Electronic Health Records and Receive Incentive Payments
VANCOUVER, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Office Ally announced today that it has been selected as an approved integration electronic health record (EHR) vendor for the Colorado Regional Extension Center (CO-REC).
Operated by the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), CO-REC offers technical assistance, guidance and information on best practices to support and accelerate Colorado healthcare providers’ efforts to become EHR users. Office Ally’s EHR 24/7 product has been certified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to help providers meet meaningful use requirements – and as a result qualify for incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“Our goal is to have a health information exchange deployed in every community by 2015 with 85 percent of all providers statewide participating by that date,” said Robyn Leone, director of CO-REC. “Office Ally will greatly assist us in meeting that target given the quality and affordability of their product, their track record and their strong customer service commitment.”
Office Ally’s EHR 24/7, which costs providers just $29.95 a month, is the base of what will be offered to Colorado providers. In addition, providers’ members will receive additional interfaces and technical support, all for a low fixed monthly fee. Set-up and unlimited training are included, along with free clearinghouse, practice management, and patient health registry services all integrated with the EHR. Office Ally is able to extend this exceptional value to providers because it is the only organization in the country to offer them a full suite of revenue-cycle management services.
“We look forward to working with Colorado physicians in helping them implement EHR software that will save time, improve efficiencies and reduce costs,” said Brian O’Neill, president and chief executive officer of Office Ally. “By doing so, Colorado physicians and other providers can take advantage of a federally funded opportunity while improving care for all Coloradoans.”
The federal government is encouraging all providers to adopt EHRs as a way to improve quality, safety, efficiency and access. Part of the economic stimulus package passed by Congress in 2009 provides incentive payments for Medicaid and Medicare providers that adopt and use certified EHRs. There are also consequences for Medicare providers who do not adopt a certified EHR by 2015 – they will be penalized 1 percent of Medicare payments, increasing to 3 percent over three years.
An EHR is a patient record in digital format that is capable of being shared confidentially and securely across different healthcare settings. Such records may include a full range of data in comprehensive or summary form, including demographics, medical history, medications and allergies, immunization status, laboratory test results, radiology images, and billing information.
Office Ally is the only organization in the country offering healthcare providers a full complement of revenue-cycle management services including a patient portal, electronic health records, a practice management system, a clearinghouse and a billing service. Founded in 2000, the company currently works with more than 164,000 providers and 5,400 insurance carriers in all 50 states. It also houses eligibility for nearly 400 IPAs and small health plans. Its complete suite of interactive asp, Internet-based solutions include a patient health registry – Patient Ally™, electronic health records – EHR 24/7™, practice management – Practice Mate™, clearinghouse, and case management – Case Mate™. All of Office Ally’s products and services are offered at minimal or no cost to providers, with customer and technical support available 24/7. Further information may be obtained at www.officeally.com.
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