First Physician in Puerto Rico Receives $18,000 Stimulus Check using Medios EHR System.
(EHR) and practice management software, announces that users of the their web-based Medios EHR systems are beginning to receive their initial stimulus payments by demonstrating Meaningful Use as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Stage 1 Electronic Health Record Meaningful Use Medicare Incentive Program.
Aida L. Blasini Torres, MD, an Internal Medicine physician from San Juan, Puerto Rico is one of the first physicians in the country and the first physician in Puerto Rico to receive a check for $18,000 in stimulus incentives. Dr. Blasini qualified as an eligible provider and successfully demonstrated 90 continuous days of Meaningful Use, using Medios EHR demonstrating clinical, demographic, e-prescribing and quality reporting measures as required by CMS. On Thursday, June 16, in an official ceremony at the Regional Extension Center at the Puerto Rico Hospital Association Health Information Technology Seminar, Dr. Blasini’s accomplishment was recognized. She was awarded with a Meaningful Use Vanguard Certificate and Medal from the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for the advancement in the electronic delivery of healthcare. Dr. Blasini is the first physician in Puerto Rico to receive such an honor.As part of CMS Incentive Program Dr. Blasini is also eligible to receive an incentive check of $12,000 next year by continuing to use Medios and receive additional stimulus incentive payments over the next 3 years.
Dr. Blasini stated, “After reviewing my options I chose Medios, because it offered me the most flexibility and it adapted towards my practice. The incentives were important to us, but also was the quality of care for my patients.” She adds, “I am not computer savvy, but my staff and I found learning Medios to be extremely easy and the benefit to my patients was immediately evident upon implementation.”
According to the 2009 HITECH Act, physicians are eligible to receive up to $44,000 in total incentives per physician from Medicare for "Meaningful Use" of a certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) starting in 2011. Physicians reimbursed by Medicaid can receive up to $63,750 starting in 2011 based on state-defined guidelines. In July 2010, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their rule for the Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements that physicians need to meet in order to receive their Meaningful Use incentives.
Andrew Carricarte, IOS Health Systems President and CEO states, “Dr. Blasini and her practice have been a great example for their community. We are very proud to have been a part of their success. We anticipate over the next several months to have helped our Clients receive over $5,000,000 in incentive payments.”
Medios EHR is the easiest to use and implement EHR system on the market today, adapting to the way physician’s and their practices work. Since Medios EHR is fully web-based it provides immediate and secure access to critical patient information and physician tools that are not normally accessible via paper; such as drug interactions, clinical decision support, patient education, disease and patient population management. Because Medios is integrated to so many different entities, the physician has a more complete patient record at the point of care allowing for the ability to deliver an accurate assessment and diagnosis. In addition, patients are also given physician controlled access to their medical records and the ability to make payments and schedule appointments via the system’s Patient Portal. Medios EHR is also fully integrated with Medios PM - Practice Management system, providing practices with the tools to have full control of the revenue cycle by automating the claims process, reducing claim rejections, and providing total management of the practice from check-in to payment.
Medios EHR enables providers to reduce their medical costs by increasing overall efficiencies, improve collection of clinical data, reduce medical errors, securely communicate with providers and patients, and enable reporting on quality measures. Medios integrated Meaningful Use Meter (MU Meter), provides physicians with a reporting dashboard within Medios EHR that monitors and tracks physician Meaningful Use patterns providing real-time usage views where they can monitor their continued progress towards demonstrating and achieving Meaningful Use.
Medios v4.62 is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for Eligible Providers 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.
IOS Health Systems | Certified February 3, 2011 | Medios v4.62 Certification ID: CC-1112-831770-1
The clinical quality measures to which Medios EHR v4.62 has been certified include: NQF 0421,
NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0061, NQF 0064, and NQF 0575.
The additional software relied upon for testing includes: Medios PHR and eRx Network, LLC.
IOS Health Systems (IOS) is a privately held health information technology corporation with
company headquarters in Miami, FL. IOS offers some of the industry’s most innovative healthcare
technology software including ONC-ATCB Certified Medios EHR, Medios PM, & Medios Enterprise
enhanced with industry leading service that empowers healthcare providers to better manage their
medical practice while improving the quality of care for their patients.
For more information, contact IOS at (877) 467-1467 or firstname.lastname@example.org, also visit their website at
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