Grace CHC selects NextGen for its ability to meet distinctive health center needs and concurrently secures more than $150,000 in initial Meaningful Use incentives
Horsham, Pa. – March 9, 2011 – NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, today announced that Gray, Ky.-based Grace Community Health Center, has secured in excess of $150,000 in state Medicaid incentives by demonstrating its recent selection of the company’s certified electronic health records (EHR) solution.
With the support of the Kentucky Regional Extension Center, Grace CHC registered its physicians for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program in February 2010 and quickly secured the maximum payment amount of $21,500 per physician from the government. Grace CHC plans to utilize NextGen® solutions to help it achieve Meaningful Use while streamlining the complex billing and quality reporting requirements that are unique to community health centers.
“Throughout this process, it was important to identify a partner that understood the long-term needs of community health centers and could aid us in achieving Meaningful Use,” said David A. Worthy, MD, CEO of Grace Community Health Center. “NextGen Healthcare’s extensive experience with CHCs, coupled with the support of our local regional extension center, will help prepare us to complete Stage 1 Meaningful Use qualifications in late 2011 and maximize use of the technology’s billing and reporting capabilities going forward.”
As a health center with several grant awards, Grace CHC required more than just a standard clinical and financial system to help it meet the reporting requirements for multiple private and federal funding sources. NextGen® Ambulatory EHR and NextGen® Practice Management offer a tightly integrated reporting solution, with ideal features including auto-completion of UDS reports and a single database from which to pull required quality metrics, as well as the flexibility to modify templates to the health center’s specific needs.
“Our clients are running full-steam ahead toward Meaningful Use, while also keeping a close watch on how health IT will contribute to their longer-term growth strategies,” said Scott Decker, president of NextGen Healthcare. “Grace CHC’s early recognition in securing the first wave of stimulus payments is evidence of the vast opportunities and benefits to be reaped from EHR adoption. Close partnerships between vendors and all the stakeholders in Meaningful Use are critical to allowing more primary care practices, health centers and critical access hospitals to achieve similar results.”
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII), provides integrated clinical, financial and connectivity solutions for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations.