AWARDS Is a Certified EHR
If you are using AWARDS and have an Eligible Professional (EP) on your staff (a Psychiatrist, Doctor, Nurse Practitioner or APN), you may be able to collect $63,750 per EP
through the Federal Meaningful Use incentive program. (Five EPs? $318,750!)
Foothold Technology’s AWARDS software for behavioral health and human service providers is a Certified Complete Ambulatory EHR as tested by the Drummond Group
, an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB) of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-HIT) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). That means, if you have EPs and use (or are planning to use) AWARDS, you are eligible to receive incentive funds.
To participate in the program, you must:
1) Have an Eligible Professional on staff or on contract
2) Begin the process of Registration
and declare your intent to use a Certified EHR.
3) Purchase a Certified EHR. If you already have one, so much the better.
4) Use your certified software to meet the measures
(or apply for an Adopt, Implement, Upgrade incentive)
5) And then Attest to the fact
that you have met the measures using your Certified EHR.
As a certified EHR, AWARDS includes all the features needed for you to demonstrate Meaningful Use. To support your efforts along the way, AWARDS also offers reporting tools to track accomplishment of Meaningful Use objectives. As a Foothold client, you will have dedicated staff and an array of materials to help you make sense of the transformative behavioral healthcare landscape and to walk you through the implementation of the core and menu-set measures that will qualify you for the incentive funds.
Even if you haven’t yet purchased an EHR, you can start applying for these funds just by registering and identifying AWARDS as your intended software.
For any questions about Meaningful Use at Foothold or to get started with implementing AWARDS as a certified Behavioral Health EHR solution, contact us at [email protected].
We are looking forward to helping you achieve Meaningful Use and receive your incentive dollars.