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Monday, November 1, 2010


TMA is working with Texas’ four health information technology regional extension centers (RECs) to bring you a good deal. For just $300 a year, you get a consultant to help you decide if your practice is ready for an electronic medical record (EMR). If so, your REC can teach you how to select an EMR appropriate to your practice, how to navigate the EMR installation process with minimal disruption to your practice, and how to make meaningful use of an EMR so it helps your patients and qualifies you for a Medicare or Medicaid bonus. If you already have an EMR, the REC consultants can help you determine how to qualify for federal bonuses using your existing system. For physicians who qualify, reaching meaningful use can mean up to $63,750 in incentives from Medicaid or $44,000 from Medicare. Medicare incentives are highest for early adopters who commit to EMRs in 2011-12. For more information, visit the TMA REC Resource Center.

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