Dominic H. Mack MD, MBA Project Director, GREC Deputy Director, National Center for Primary Care Morehouse School of Medicine [email_address] 404-756-8960 www.primarycareforall .org Georgia Regional Extension Center (GREC)
GREC’s mission is to furnish assistance to help Georgia’s providers select, successfully implement, and meaningfully use certified EHR technology to improve clinical outcomes and the quality of care provided to their patients.
Vision: GREC will work collaboratively with valued partners to assure the adoption of certified EHR technology to improve the quality of health for the community while eliminating the disparate gap of healthcare throughout Georgia.
To use a community oriented approach to provide outreach and education to facilitate the adoption and meaningful use of EHR.
To work collaboratively with statewide partners across the 18 public health districts of GA to develop and implement programs to meet GREC objectives.
To select HIT products that meet provider’s needs and helps them to meet patient centered medical home standards .
To provide equitable group purchasing agreements for Georgia’s priority primary care providers.
To build up competent technical teams to obtain meaningful use of EHR throughout the state and grow Georgia’s HIT workforce.
To work collaboratively with State HIE (GA. DCH) to meet all meaningful use criteria.
To provide excellent quality service to our customers in order to build a national reputation as a reliable HIT resource for providers.
The following organizations, serving over 9,000 PCPs, submitted letters of partnership AmeriChoice Andrew Young School of Policy Studies GA Academy of Family Physicians GA Association for Primary Health Care GA Hospital Association GA Institute of Technology GA Chapter of the of Pediatrics GA Department of Community Health (DCH) GA DCH Office of Health Information Technology and Transparency GA State Medical Association GA State Office of Rural Health GA State Policy Institute GMCF (QIO) Greenway Medical Technologies Hispanic Health Coalition of GA Governor’s Office of Workforce Investment Kibbe Group, Founding Director of the Center for HIT for the of Family Physicians Morehouse School of Medicine Office of Sponsored Research Administration Kids Health First Pediatric , Independent Practice Association Statewide Area Health Education Centers Network The Center for Pan Asian Community Services, inc. Medical College of GA N.W. GA Healthcare Partnership Technical College System of GA (TCSG) University System of GA WellCare of GA Macon State College
Georgia Healthcare Coverage Kaiser Family State Health Facts 2007-2008 Medicaid 12.2% 1,150,800 Medicare 10.1% 958,200 Employer 54.8% 5,185,900 Individual 3.4% 325,400 Other Public 1.7% 164,300 Uninsured 17.8% 1,682,400 Total 9,467,100
Must furnish, on average, at least 20 hours/week of patient-care services and be employed by the qualifying MA organization -or-
Must be employed by, or be a partner of, an entity that through contract with the qualifying MA organization furnishes at least 80 percent of the entity’s Medicare patient care services to enrollees of the qualifying MA organization
Qualifying MA-Affiliated Eligible Hospitals
Will be paid under the Medicare Fee-for-service EHR incentive program
The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program starts in 2011 and ends in 2021
The latest that a Medicaid provider can initiate the program is 2016
A Medicaid provider can initiate the program under the Adopt, Implement and Upgrade bar but in their 2ndand subsequent years, they must meet MU at the stage that is in place, per rule-making (Stage 3 by 2015).
Medicaid First Calendar Year in which the EP receives an Incentive Payment Calendar Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2011 $21,250 2012 $8,500 $21,250 2013 $8,500 $8,500 $21,500 2014 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $21,500 2015 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $21,500 2016 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $21,000 2017 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 2018 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 2019 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 2020 $8,500 $8,500 2021 $8,500 Total $63,750 $63,750 $63,750 $63,750 $63,750 $63,750