ACC: NextGen offers EHR financing plans

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NextGen Healthcare Information Systems highlighted its financing options that can help customers defray some of the upfront costs associated with implementing an EHR, at ACC.10 earlier this month in Atlanta.

Customers can choose to pay no money down and pay interest only for up to 12 months, according to the company. The option requires at least three physicians to have been in business for three years.

Another option is to have four months of deferred payment, then incrementally increasing payments. It requires one physician and three years in business. The third option is for a six-month deferral followed by 54 months of full payments. This option also requires one physician and three years in business.

The company also offers a money-back guarantee that its EHR solution will "always evolve to meet the standards and certifications for federal stimulus reimbursement programs of interest to physicians."

Besides its EHR, NextGen showcased its NextMD, a patient portal that integrates with the EHR. In addition, NextGen Health Quality Measures is a reporting program designed to pull identified data from the EHR to meet the clinical quality measures of meaningful use, as well as pay-for-performance for incentives.