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Future Health Founder and CEO Dr. Steven J. Kraus Addresses ACA House of Delegates
Educates on Future of EHR, the Medicare EHR Incentive and Meaningful Use Requirements
DES MOINES, Iowa (October 6, 2011)—Dr. Steven J. Kraus, acknowledged EHR expert and founder and CEO of Future Health software (creators of eConnect and Virtual Office Suite) recently spoke in Portland, Ore., at the American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) annual House of Delegates meeting.
Dr. Kraus addressed the delegates about the future of EHR (electronic health records), particularly pertaining to the chiropractic profession. Additionally, Dr. Kraus reviewed the benefits chiropractors can receive from the Medicare EHR Incentive and discussed the timely issue of impending Meaningful Use requirements.
Said Kraus, "The leaders of the profession are making significant decisions to help advance the profession of chiropractic ... and a big part of that is implementing electronic health records and software in their clinics plus staying on top of rules surrounding electronic health records, billing requirements and more. Software like Future Health eConnect can help doctors stay current and compliant while becoming more successful."
The House of Delegates, the governing body for the ACA, meets annually to provide an educational conference where participants can learn from the leaders in the chiropractic profession.
About the Medicare EHR Incentive
The Medicare EHR Incentive offers chiropractors up to $44,000 over five years for implementing a certified EHR system within their practice. These incentives are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The amount received is based on Medicare-allowed charges submitted during the payment year or payment time frame. Chiropractors receive 75 percent of their eligible Medicare-allowed charges, up to the maximum limit for a certain payment year.
Future Health developed eConnect, a Cloud-based EHR software, with a guaranteed EHR/ARRA Certification App to help chiropractors qualify for the Medicare incentive.
Future Health was the first company to guarantee Complete certification of its software—a requirement to qualify for up to $44,000 in Medicare EHR incentives. Additionally, Dr. Kraus was instrumental in getting doctors of chiropractic included in the incentive.
About Future Health eConnect
eConnect is EHR/practice management software for DCs that uses cutting-edge technology that greatly improves the user experience by decreasing training time and safely, efficiently and cost-effectively storing data. The basic software includes the necessities for practice management: scheduling; documentation; EHR; billing; and patient education. Apps are available to customize software for efficiency, specialties and techniques and more. To sign up for a free, no-obligation demo, visit www.FutureHealthSoftware.com/webinar.
About Future Health
Future Health is the nation's leading provider of chiropractic-specific practice management software. The company was founded in 1991 by Steven J. Kraus, DC, DIBCN, CCSP, FASA, FICC. More than 20 years in practice management allowed Dr. Kraus a unique perspective into what it takes to make a clinic operate efficiently, having developed and sold 18 practices of his own and provided strategic consulting to more than 400 healthcare businesses across the country.
For more information about Future Health eConnect, visit www.FHeConnect.com or call Toll Free 1-888-919-9919, ext. 636. See it for yourself by signing up for a no-obligation demo at www.FutureHealthSoftware.com/webinar.
About the American Chiropractic Association
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, Va., is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients.