MTBC's Free Electronic Medical Records System Will Qualify Physicians for Government Bonuses
Back Published 2009-04-03
Somerset, N.J. — April 3
Physician conversion to electronic medical records (EMR) software has spiked due to the federal government’s initiatives. Practices looking to minimize related IT costs can choose the free EMR from MTBC, a national medical billing and health care IT company based in Somerset, N.J.
Users of MTBC’s free EMR can become a part of the roughly $19 billion that President Obama is providing as incentives for doctors to make the switch to electronic records. As stipulated in the M-HITECH Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Obama, a health care practice using a qualified EMR such as MTBC’s will be entitled to bonuses of as much as $44,000 to $65,000.
MTBC has applied for 2008 CCHIT certification, a gold standard for electronic medical record (EMR) functionality, interoperability and usability.
Muhammad Chebli, MTBC director of operations, shepherded the company’s recent upgrade of its EMR. Chebli is attending the HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Chicago this weekend and will be available to discuss the core functionality of an EMR, how it benefits private practices and how MTBC and its software team has responded to the government’s program.
MTBC has upgraded its free EMR to include the following features:
- A.D.A.M.: A multimedia encyclopedia for patient education.
- First data bank: Updated drug database with integrated comprehensive drug reference material.
- Point-of-care clinical decision support: Disease management guidelines, preventative service reminders and alerts and decision support.
- Evaluation and management coding: Automated guidance on the use of evaluation and management codes.
- Electronic prescription: E-prescribing directly through the EMR.