Company dedicated to helping other behavioral health providers determine eligibility, attest to Meaningful Use of EHR
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Qualifacts Systems Inc. announced today that Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CcTC) is their first customer to receive Medicaid incentive dollars for Meaningful Use of electronic health records. The Philadelphia behavioral health agency for children received incentive payments totaling $42,500 for two of their three Eligible Professionals.
CcTC began registering their Eligible Professionals soon after Pennsylvania’s EHR Incentive program launched on July 6, and a report in Qualifacts’ certified Complete EHR CareLogic Enterprise verified Medicaid patient volume. CcTC plans on registering an additional Eligible Professional to take advantage of the maximum EHR incentives for the agency now that the first two were submitted successfully.
“The process and information can be overwhelming, but we know that the push for electronic health records is just beginning, and for a not-for-profit agency like ours, these funds are a significant revenue boost,” says Dr. Andrea Ettingoff, director of clinical and quality affairs for CcTC. “We’re excited to use the funds toward the continued growth and development of technology initiatives that positively impact client care.”
For behavioral health providers without an EHR, the Meaningful Use incentives are an opportunity to pursue advanced technology.
“While there are a number of direct and indirect costs associated with implementing an EHR,” says David Klements, president and CEO of Qualifacts, “an agency like CcTC with three Eligible Professionals could recoup more than half of their implementation costs with the first year incentive payment.”
Because of the complexity of Meaningful Use, Qualifacts has launched a consulting service to assist behavioral health providers with the process, including:
- Determining eligibility
- Walking through the registration and attestation process
- Analyzing workflows and helping adapt to meet Meaningful Use measures
“There is a lot of confusion and misinformation surrounding the Meaningful Use incentives – especially for behavioral health providers,” says Mary Givens, meaningful use program manager for Qualifacts. “But the simple fact is, if your agency employs Eligible Professionals, you likely qualify, and it’s worth it to find out for sure.”
The CareLogic Enterprise EHR, certification number CC-1112-984260-3, is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified as a Complete EHR on March 22, 2011, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. The additional software CareLogic Enterprise relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: Emdeon Clinician v7.
Qualifacts is the largest Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of EHR and billing systems for behavioral health and human services providers. The company’s web-based, CareLogic Enterprise service includes comprehensive, integrated clinical, financial, reporting and administrative information management capabilities, which improve clinical workflow, revenue cycle management and operational transparency. For additional information visit www.qualifacts.com or call (615) 386-6755.
About Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
Children's Crisis Treatment Center (CcTC) is a private non-profit agency dedicated to assisting children and their families cope with the impact of behavioral health issues, traumatic events and other challenges that have an effect on childhood development. CcTC passionately serves the emotional needs of children and families at risk beginning with early childhood. CcTC meets children where they are and help them reach their full potential regardless of their challenges and bring services directly into their homes, community and schools. CcTC keeps a close relationship with parents, caregivers, teachers, community leaders and others who impact each child's life. They strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which everyone feels safe and is given an opportunity to thrive. For more information visit www.cctckids.org or call (215) 496-0707.
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