SOURCE: MedLink International, Inc.

MedLink International, Inc.

January 06, 2010 13:20 ET

MedLink EHR Qualified by CMS for 2010 PQRI and Electronic Prescribing Incentive Programs

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - MedLink (OTCBB: MLKNA) announced today that the MedLink EHR has been "qualified" by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for eligible providers to submit quality data to CMS for 2010 PQRI reporting. MedLink went through a thorough vetting process during 2009 with CMS to demonstrate MedLink TotalOffice EHR's capability to provide the required PQRI data elements for 10 PQRI and electronic prescribing measures.

Ray Vuono, President of MedLink, stated, "Quality Reporting is one of the keys for providers to access the more than $30 billion of Healthcare IT subsidies provided by the HITECH Act, of which eligible providers can receive between $48,000 and $65,000 if they use a certified EHR system in a meaningful way. With the total overall cost of ownership of the MedLink TotalOffice EHR at significantly below these amounts, providers can retain the difference between what they receive and what they actually spend, presenting MedLink users with an immediate triple digit ROI from Quality Reporting alone in addition to the many other benefits of adopting EHR technology. This announcement further solidifies MedLink's guarantee; that MedLink will comply with 'meaningful use' to ensure its physicians will qualify for the wealth of incentives available."

MedLink was only 1 of 5 vendors to qualify for the 2010 and Electronic Prescribing Incentive Programs. CMS announced on their website that "CMS is pleased to announce the EHR vendors and their programs (including specific version or release) that have been 'qualified' to submit quality data to CMS by eligible professionals for 2010 PQRI reporting... Each of these EHR vendors has gone through a thorough vetting process for the product and version listed including checking their capability to provide the required PQRI data elements for 10 PQRI measures."

The HITECH Act established programs under Medicare and Medicaid to provide incentive payments for the "meaningful use" of certified electronic health records (EHR) technology. Further information about federal incentives and PQRI program can be found on the CMS website, along with CMS announcement, at the following link:

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ERxIncentive/08_Alternative%20Reporting%20Mechanism.asp#TopOfPage.

To learn more about MedLink TotalOffice EHR and how it might provide the ideal solution for your physician practice, please contact a MedLink representative at 631-342-8800.

About MedLink

MedLink is a healthcare IT company that provides the medical community with products and services designed to help create, manage, and share medical information. The company's flagship product, MedLink TotalOffice EHR, a CCHIT Certified® 08 Ambulatory EHR, provides physicians with full EHR and practice management functionality. For more information regarding MedLink's products and services, please visit www.medlinkus.com.

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