What Makes Up an EHR Template Relative to Reimbursement; CMS To Begin Reviewing

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Medical record templates have been in and out of the news quite frequently today.  All medical record templates for one are not the created equally.  Which templates are the “so called troublemakers”?  We may see some additional complexities develop here since this seems to be an area where the discussion has lead to capturing bigger dollars when billing. Continue reading: What Makes Up an EHR Template Relative to Reimbursement; CMS To Begin Reviewing

Medrium Awarded Electronic Health Record (EHR) Module Certification by Drummond Group

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MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — (http://www.myprgenie.com) — Medrium, Inc., (www.medrium.com), one of the nation’s top independent medical healthcare information technology companies, has received an EHR module certification deeming the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to meet the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Medrium’s product is tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program and the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“This is an important milestone for Medrium. We are proud to announce that Medrium is awarded this EHR module certification status by Drummond Group. Medrium’s Complete Practice Management is a Web-based integrated solution with three primary components: Practice Management, Clinical Management, and Billing. Due to its Web-based infrastructure, Medrium is able to offer its fully integrated platform, for less than most standalone products,” says John Mortenson, President and CEO of Medrium.

“With this certification in hand, we can confidently partner with provider organizations in their quest to achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive funds under ARRA. More importantly, we know that we are on the right path toward realizing all that is possible with EHRs — and, therefore, helping to move clinical care to new levels.”

Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus money upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology — a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

Medrium, which met the requirements for EHR module certification, is one of the nation’s top independent medical healthcare information technology companies. The company offers a Complete Practice Management (CPM) and Physician Billing service. Medrium’s platform, which is built using true Web-based technologies, takes advantage of cloud computing and can offer its CPM services at a lower price while providing greater functionality. In addition, using the healthcare industry’s most dynamic infrastructure, Medrium’s open platform is accessible from any browser, on any computer, tablet, or smart phone.

“The need for EHRs in the United States healthcare system has been acknowledged for many years. Drummond Group is proud to work with leading healthcare vendors and help them offer certified technologies to health providers across the country. With more than ten years of software testing experience carried out in several industries, we are confident in our ability to offer an effective and cost-efficient testing process to the healthcare industry,” says Ric Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. “The snowball effect could mean great things for clinical care in our country. We can help IT vendors certify their EHR systems — vendors can then help providers implement the EHR solutions to achieve meaningful use and receive incentive funds — and ultimately providers can leverage the systems to improve clinical care across the nation.”

Medrium’s Complete Practice Management is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria 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.

About Medrium

Medrium, (www.medrium.com) one of the nation’s top independent healthcare information technology companies, offers through a single platform, its Complete Practice Management and Physician Billing solutions. Physician Billing is a full service revenue cycle management solution that offers the strength of a national company with a personalized, local focus. Medrium drives physician revenues to new levels by automating medical billing and optimizing payment for hospital based physicians and large medical groups. Medrium’s Complete Practice Management is SaaS based integrated solution with three primary components: Practice Management, Clinical Management, and Billing. Due to its Web-based infrastructure, Medrium is able to offer all three products, fully integrated, for less than most standalone products.

With corporate offices in Morristown, New Jersey, Medrium also maintains operations centers in Bakersfield, California and Newark, Delaware. For more information about Medrium, visit www.medrium.com.

About Drummond Group

Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors to certify EHRs for use by providers that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade’s worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what’s needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.

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