e-MDs, the provider of the nation’s most highly rated electronic health record (EHR), announced that providers at Southwest Family Physicians, Drs. Mark Woodruff and William Weeks, were among the first physicians in the state of Nebraska to attest for Meaningful Useand receive federal funds from the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for their efforts. The doctors were recently recognized by Nebraska’s Lt. Governor, Rick Sheehy and Wide River Technology Extension Center (TEC), for their leadership in the transition to EHRs. Drs. Woodruff and Weeks have been providing medical care to families in the Omaha area since 1984 and have been e-MDs clients since 2009.
The Medicare EHR Incentive Program provides eligible professionals and hospitals with financial incentives when they demonstrate Meaningful Use of a certified EHR. The physicians will each receive an initial $18,000 incentive payment from CMS for demonstrating Meaningful Use with e-MDs Solution Series EHR. Provider payments can amount to $44,000 through Medicare or $63,750 through Medicaid over the life of the initiative. [Read more…]