REC/HIT Grant and IPIP Grant
Practice-Based Primary Care Services
Are you ready? We can help!
Are you ready to meet the requirements to receive incentive payments from the Medicaid and Medicare funds for 2011 - 2015? Are you aware that you will begin to lose Medicaid and Medicare money in 2015 by not being prepared?
For up-to-date and detailed information about the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, please visit Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.
Charlotte Area Health Education Center, through the North Carolina Regional Extension Center and the 2009 Federal Stimulus Act, can assist eligible providers to answer these questions and prepare to meet "meaningful use". Eligible Medicaid professionals can receive up to $63,750 per provider and Eligible Medicare professionals can receive up to $44,000 per provider.
Regional Extension Center (REC)
Charlotte AHEC is one of 60 federally-designated "Regional Extension Centers" funded by the US Dept of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Charlotte AHEC will be help primary care providers select, implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to improve quality and safety of clinical care. The North Carolina AHEC Program will support more than 3,500 primary care providers through the nine AHEC regions in North Carolina with direct, individualized, and on-site technical assistance.
Consultants from AHEC can help you:
- Prepare your practice for an EHR by assessing and redesigning your office systems.
- Evaluate and select a certified EHR that offers the best value for your practice. Identify and enhance workflows in your practice.
- Successfully implement a certified EHR. Achieve state and federal standards for "meaningful use" of EHR incentive payments to providers in your practice.
- Use your EHR as a tool to help improve care and satisfaction for you, your patients and staff.
Each provider in your practice may be eligible for up to $44,000 or more! Incentives are time-limited. Whether you are searching for a new EHR or a way to meet meaningful use requirements with your current EHR, we can help. There is no charge to your practice although federal funding for this service is time-limited.
Improving Performance In Practice (IPIP)
A national initiative that aims to transform primary care by helping physicians adopt proven tools and systems that support the delivery of consistently high quality care to all patients all the time by:
- Processing data to compare with National Guidelines for specific chronic care illnesses
- Having on-site specialist for improvement training and coaching
- Implementing a disease template to manage consistent, coordinated care
- Establishing policy and procedures to sustain improvements
- Developing patient self management tools and training
- Meeting requirements of MOC, NCQA, and payer-based programs
For additional information and to apply go to: http://www.ahecqualitysource.com/
Helping You Meet The Challenges
Incentives to support transformation of primary care practice continue to emerge. While you likely want to pursue one or more proven, practice-based strategies to improve care, demands on your time and energy are increasing exponentially. Fortunately, the NC Area Health Education Centers Program can help. At no charge to your practice, consultants from your regional AHEC can work with you to adopt an electronic health record, redesign care systems, improve outcomes, and meet national program requirements.
For more information, please email David Hainline or call 704.512.6671.