On Friday, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT named two more organizations as authorized testing and certification bodies under a temporary certification program for electronic health record systems, Modern Healthcare reports.
The two groups are:
- ICSA Labs, based in Pennsylvania; and
- SLI Global Solutions, based in Denver.
Under the 2009 economic stimulus package, health care providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHRs can qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments.
The two groups are approved to certify both complete and modular EHR systems.
ICSA Labs and SLI Global Solutions join three other ONC-designated ATCBs (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 12/13).
In early September, ONC designated the Certification Commission for Health IT and the Drummond Group as ATCBs (iHealthBeat, 9/7).
Later that month, the agency approved InfoGard Laboratories as the third ATCB (iHealthBeat, 9/20).
National Coordinator for Health IT David Blumenthal said more than 130 complete and modular EHR systems have been approved by ATCBs since September (Modern Healthcare, 12/13).
Certification Program Details
The temporary certification program is scheduled to last through 2011. ONC is planning a permanent certification program that will designate separate organizations to test and certify EHRs during future years of the incentive payment program (iHealthBeat, 9/20).