Friday, August 17, 2012

ONC-ATcB Certifies Dentrix Enterprise Meaningful Use Access To Help dentists secure STAGE ONE, year one Medicaid EHR Incentive payments

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Good news for Dentrix users.who receive payments through Medicaid.  Read on for all the details direct from Henry Schein.  I'll be meeting with the folks from Schein that deal with Dentrix and their technology platforms next week, so if you have a question or a comment make sure to post it and I will get it to them.  Answers will either be to you directly from Schein or in the form of a post here on the blog.




ONC-ATcB Certifies Dentrix Enterprise Meaningful Use Access To Help dentists secure STAGE ONE, year one Medicaid EHR Incentive payments

 

Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc (Nasdaq:HSIC) announced today that its Dentrix Enterprise Meaningful Use Access 7.6 software was certified as a Complete EHR by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®). This product allows Dentrix Enterprise users to adopt, implement or upgrade to a certified Electronic Health Record (EHR), which is the first requirement to receive Stage One, Year One Medicaid Incentive Payments. 

 

Dentrix Enterprise is an electronic dental record designed specifically for community health centers, hospitals, universities and large dental organizations that require centralized data and robust reporting across multiple locations. With the release of Dentrix Enterprise Meaningful Use Access 7.6, Dentrix Enterprise users can now apply for government funding through the EHR Incentive Program which will provide incentive payments to help them improve their organization’s technology. 

 

“Many oral health providers have heard about the EHR Incentive Program but don’t know how to receive government funding. Dentrix Enterprise Meaningful Use Access ensures that eligible providers can receive Stage One, Year One funding, as long as they meet all of the other criteria,” said Pam Reece, Director of Specialty and Enterprise Solutions at Henry Schein Practice Solutions. “We are excited to be part of the federal government’s effort to improve the quality, safety, cost and efficiency of health care through the HITECH Act.” 

 

Dentrix Enterprise Meaningful Use Access 7.6 was certified on May 1, 2012, by CCHIT, an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011–2012 criteria support the Stage One, Year One meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

 

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that Complete EHRs meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and EHR modules meet one or more—but not all—of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for either eligible provider or hospital technology. 

 

“CCHIT is pleased to be testing and certifying products so that companies are now able to offer these products to providers who wish to purchase and implement certified EHR technology and achieve meaningful use in time for the 2011–2012 incentives,” said Karen M. Bell, M.D., M.S.S., Chair, CCHIT.

 

ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

 

“Our work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to educate oral health providers about this important program, along with releasing Dentrix Enterprise Meaningful Use Access, demonstrates our commitment to our customers’ success, “said Kevin Bunker, President of Henry Schein Practice Solutions. “We are committed to ensuring our customers are eligible for EHR Incentive Program payments for the duration of the program. In fact, we are currently developing the required Meaningful Use features and functionality for Dentrix Enterprise to be fully certified for Stage One, Year Two and beyond.”

 

The Dentrix Enterprise Meaningful Use Access 7.6 certification number is CC-1112-100033-1, and the clinical quality measures to which each of the above products has been certified are:

NQF 0013

NQF 0024

NQF 0028

NQF 0031

NQF 0032

NQF 0038

NQF 0041

NQF 0043

NQF 0421

Dentrix Enterprise Meaningful Use Access relies on MicroMD EMR Version 7.6, a Henry Schein Electronic Medical Record, by leveraging existing technology and certification.  The product is available immediately to current customers who qualify for the program. To learn more, call 1-800-983-5908 or visit www.dentrixenterprise.com/muaccess

 

About MicroMD

The Henry Schein MicroMD brand of practice solutions encompasses simple yet powerful electronic medical records and practice management software that help facilitate the delivery of superior patient care, automate incentive and quality reporting activities, and streamline operations for today’s busy providers. Full-featured, time-tested and budget-friendly, the MicroMD, award-winning software helps small practices, large medical groups, community health centers and billing services accelerate progress towards a paperless environment and health information exchange with minimal disruption and stress. High client retention rates attest to its market-leading presence and client-centric focus. Visit us at www.micromd.com or call 1-800-624-8832.

 

About Henry Schein, Inc

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, is a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index. The Company is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. Henry Schein’s five businesses—Dental, Medical, Animal Health, International and Technology—serve more than 700,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health practices, as well as government and other institutions. The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items. Henry Schein also provides exclusive, innovative technology offerings for dental, medical and veterinary professionals, including value-added practice management software and electronic health record solutions. 

 

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs more than 14,000 people and has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The company’s net sales reached a record $8.5 billion in 2011. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com

 

About CCHIT

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified® products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at 

http://cchit.org

 

About ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification

The ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHR technology is capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more—but not all—of the criteria. ONC-ATCB certification aligns with Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology published in the Federal Register in July 2010 and strictly adheres to the test procedures published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the time of testing. ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification conferred by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor does it guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

 

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

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