NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Tennessee Regional Extension Center (tnREC), a division of Qsource, is offering health information technology adoption support services to Tennessee healthcare providers who participate in TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program. Eligible providers will receive state subsidized support in achieving Meaningful Use of an electronic health record (EHR) and help qualifying for incentive funding of up to $63,750.
“This can be particularly challenging for those who care for a significant number of Medicaid patients. At tnREC, we are glad that we can use our extensive expertise in health IT to help these providers adopt technology that can improve their practices and make them eligible for financial incentives.”
“In the current healthcare environment, providers are being asked to do more with less,” said Jennifer McAnally-Ride, tnREC Director. “This can be particularly challenging for those who care for a significant number of Medicaid patients. At tnREC, we are glad that we can use our extensive expertise in health IT to help these providers adopt technology that can improve their practices and make them eligible for financial incentives.”
Healthcare providers who qualify for assistance and financial incentives from tnREC include physicians of any specialty, dentists, certified nurse-midwives or nurse practitioners with a 30 percent TennCare patient volume. Physician assistants practicing at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) or rural health clinics (RHS) led by a physician assistant also qualify. Pediatricians with a 20 percent minimum TennCare volume are eligible as well.
In addition to assisting healthcare providers in adopting an EHR and achieving Meaningful Use status, tnREC can help them securely exchange information with patients, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes and other settings.
tnREC encourages healthcare professionals who meet the Medicaid patient thresholds to call 1-866-514-8595 or visit http://www.tnrec.org/medicaid-apply-for-assistance/ for more information.
tnREC, a division of Qsource is the authorized Regional Extension Center (REC) for Tennessee charged with assisting physician practices, hospitals and other healthcare service providers integrate health information technology (HIT) ,implement electronic health records (EHRs) and meet the Meaningful Use criteria to qualify for the EHR incentive funds. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) established a regional extension center (REC) program to provide robust local technical assistance in implementing electronic health records (EHRs), improving healthcare quality and achieving meaningful use of health information technology (HIT). This seems duplicative. Consider adding in tnREC, is one of 62, RECs. For more information, please visit www.tnrec.org.
Qsource is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) healthcare quality improvement and information technology consultancy headquartered in Tennessee since 1973. Qsource provides a wide range of expert services to assist organizations and providers in improving healthcare quality and delivery with better patient outcomes and cost savings. Qsource services are offered through our Divisions/Subsidiaries/Affiliates, Tools & Resources, and associates staffing offices in Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn., as well as Little Rock, Ark. For more information, please visit www.qsource.org.