July 23, 2014 — ChiroTouch, a leader in chiropractic software, has launched a campaign to reach out to doctors regarding the EHR Stimulus Program as its expiration draws near.
“$123,059,868 has been paid in EHR Stimulus funds to 10,253 chiropractors,” Robert Moberg, CEO of ChiroTouch said. “We’re reaching out to as many doctors as possible to help educate them on the specifics of the program and dispel rumors and misinformation — to show them that thousands of their peers have already received five-figure checks.
“Those who have not begun the attestation process by now will be penalized, but there is still a short window to qualify for the funds, offset any looming penalties, and potentially have the adoption of a certifed EHR system more than paid for with the funds available in the program,” Moberg continued.”
The ARRA EHR Stimulus Program was launched to help healthcare professionals comply with the mandate to equip their practices with a certified EHR software system. To date, $5,390,245,282.00 has been paid to 384,068 MD’s/DO’s, $233,840,368.00 has been paid out to 17,950 Optometrists, $212,508,255 has been paid to 14,948 Podiatrists, and$123,059,868.00 has been paid to 10,253 chiropractors.
Fully-certified chiropractic software designed from the ground up to maximize efficiencies for virtually every process, including patient self check-in, scheduling, SOAP notes, billing, interoffice communication, and more, ChiroTouch has developed its HIPAA-compliant system to drastically reduce the time it takes to perform tasks that chiropractors are already doing. That gives chiropractors more time to see more patients, resulting in increased referrals, improved efficiencies, and a direct, measurable impact on practice profitability.
“The message to doctors is really simple,” Moberg said. “Why wait? The government has mandated that practices adopt a certified EHR system, and there is little doubt that private insurers will follow suit. If doctors act right now, they can more than cover the cost of their investment in a certified EHR software system. If they wait, they’re going to face penalties and have to pay for a software system out-of-pocket. It really is a no-brainer decision to take advantage of this opportunity.”