Fort Wayne, IN November 28, 2011 Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) today announced that Neighborhood Health Clinics, a medical/dental clinic in Indiana for medically underserved children and adults, received its first Medicaid meaningful use incentive payment due to its upgrade and implementation of MIE’s WebChart EHR. Under this Medicaid provision, eligible professionals can receive reimbursement funding when they adopt, implement and/or upgrade (AIU) and demonstrate meaningful use of a certified electronic health record system under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
According to Janine Klingenberger, Clinical Director, of the Neighborhood Health Clinics, “Three of our four physicians going through Medicaid AIU attestation have received incentive payments, totaling over $63,000. MIE’s WebChart system made the process easy and painless and didn’t require us to put down a hefty payment to upgrade our current system. We anticipate that we will receive additional payments in 2012 and see further cost savings from improved office efficiencies and patient care.”
“Our web based systems help clinics to operate more efficiently and lower operating costs, while improving patient care. We call WebChart “Minimally Invasive” - meaning it causes minimal practice disruption,” said Bruce Lisanti, CEO of MIE. “Neighborhood Health Clinics is a great example of how an Indiana clinic is leading the way in keeping healthcare costs down and providing the best possible care for patients.”
MIE offers a suite of products that are easy to use, flexible and cost effective. MIE solutions are in use today by over 2,500 clinics and hospitals throughout the U.S. and by corporate employee health clinics in 17 countries around the world in 6 languages. MIE also provides advanced solutions for chronic disease management, personal health records and complete wellness modules. For more information, visit www.mieweb.com.