If I am reading correctly the check was issued 2 days after registration began, and that’s fast service. The amount of the check as just over 42K for their use electronic medical records and the ability to show meaningful use. This is a small clinic with just two physicians who has been using e’MDs since 2005. Additional information on registration can be found at the link below.
If you have not registered yet, this sends message to be sure and sign up. e-MDs is also a valued sponsor/advertiser on the Medical Quack and you can always find a link under the resources column for more information. The full press release can be read at the link at the end of the post. BD
AUSTIN, TX — e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs), announced that their client, the Gastorf Family Clinic of Durant, OK, received the first physician-paid incentive checks in the country under The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. On January 5th, 2011, just two days after registration opened for the incentive programs, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority issued payments of $21,250 to two physicians at the Gastorf Family Clinic for their successful adoption and implementation of a certified EHR. The incentive payment is federally-funded under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The Gastorf Family Clinic worked closely with the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (OFMQ), Oklahoma's Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center, to apply for the incentive program and ensure the appropriate steps were taken in order to receive the Medicaid payments. OFMQ, a leader in health care quality improvement, provides health information technology consulting to Oklahoma providers adopting and implementing EHRs.