Final Rule on "Meaningful Use" of Electronic Health Records Well-Received by MTBC

Top Quote MTBC, a unique healthcare IT company, welcomed today's release by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of the final rule on what constitutes "meaningful use" of an Electronic Health Record (EHR). End Quote
  • Akron, OH (1888PressRelease) July 15, 2010 - The release of the final rule was well-received by MTBC, as its clients now have a clearer picture of the requirements they must satisfy in order to earn substantial incentives under the HITECH Act. The Act, which was implemented as part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), provides incentive bonuses in excess of $44,000 for physicians that are able to show "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology. Providers that fail to successfully implement EHRs in their offices will eventually become subject to penalties under the Act.

    MTBC continues to work closely with its clients to assist in the implementation of its proprietary EHR-MTBC EMR 4.0-and to ensure that they are using the EHR in a manner that will qualify them for the bonuses available under the HITECH Act. The company will also continue to educate its clients and other healthcare professionals on "meaningful use" through its free, EHR-focused webinar series. The next webinar in its series will provide a comprehensive overview of the "meaningful use" requirements as they are defined under the final rule. The webinar will be presented by Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology for MTBC, on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Any healthcare professionals interested in attending can register by clicking here.

    "MTBC understands that many healthcare providers are skeptical about the government incentives currently offered under the HITECH Act," said Mr. Chebli. "For the most part, physicians are intimidated by the daunting task of sifting through the myriad EHRs available on the market and choosing one that will allow them to satisfy the 'meaningful use' requirements. We are committed to providing our clients with not only a certified EHR solution, but also a high level of personal support to ensure that they understand how to use MTBC EMR 4.0 to achieve 'meaningful use.'"

    The final rule on "meaningful use" can be accessed online at

    Full reproductions of previous webinars in MTBC's EHR series can be accessed from its website at

    About MTBC

    Founded in 1999 and based in Somerset, N.J., MTBC performs revenue cycle and practice management services for healthcare providers across the country. Its end-to-end medical billing and practice management solution presents a service suite that is unmatched in the marketplace for its scope and value. Features include MTBC EMR, V. 4.0 (a CCHIT Certified® 2008 Ambulatory EHR), automated appointment reminders, real-time online insurance eligibility verification, a customized practice website with online patient scheduling, e-prescribing, lab connectivity and more. These features augment MTBC's web-based billing platform, which includes numerous practice management tools, financial reporting capabilities, online patient scheduling and secure online access to all claims and patient information.

    MTBC was recently recognized by Deloitte LLP as one of the fastest growing companies in North America. To learn more about MTBC's comprehensive medical billing and practice management solutions, visit or call (866) 266-MTBC (6822).

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