We would like to thank everyone who participated in our stimulus webinar yesterday.  Dr. James Jewell of Rock Hill, South Carolina practices geriatric medicine in and around Charlotte, North Carolina.  Dr. Jewell shared his personal experiences attesting for meaningful use.

Dr. Jewell works with three nurse practitioners.  A long time user of XLEMR, Dr. Jewell began working towards meaningful use earlier this year.  Once he upgraded to the meaningful use certified version of XLEMR, the Regional Extension Center (REC) for the Carolinas worked closely with him to begin attestation.

The REC approved Dr. Jewell for the Medicaid stimulus track.  The Medicaid track pays providers up to $64,000 to implement and use a certified EHR system.  In order to qualify, a practice must have at least 30% Medicaid patients for a period of 90 days.  Rules for Medicaid vary from state to state, so anyone who is interested should check with their respective REC for details.

Unlike Medicare, Medicaid only requires that eligible providers (EPs) purchase and install a certified system.  They do not have to begin meeting the meaningful use measures until stage two.  Stage one offers approximately $20,000 per provider.  Dr. Jewell has already collected the stage one payments for himself and his providers.

You can download Dr. Jewell’s presentation on our website at http://www.xlemr.com/webinar.html.  You can also go here for a direct download:  http://www.xlemr.com/videos/110713_Stimulus_Webinar.wmv.  The presentation runs approximately one hour.  For best results, download the file to your computer before attempting to play.  If you would like to speak with Dr. Jewell privately, please call us at 678-908-3543 or write to info@xlemr.com.