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Wetzel submits EPCR with MCA

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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2009 7:59 AM

Today, Wetzel County Emergency Ambulance Authority submitted West Virginia's first third-party managed Electronic Patient Care Record (EPCR). Medical Claims Assistance (MCA) Inc.'s EPIC (Endless Possibilities in Information Collection) program was used to collect and submit the patient care record to the EMS Performance Improvement Center (EMSPIC) of North Carolina. Until today, the only electronic patient care record management system to submit production data has been WVPreMIS, a package developed and maintained by EMSPIC .

MCA (a West Virginia-native company located in Huntington) has stated that EPIC will be free for all clients who currently use them as their ambulance billing company. Their web site states that the product can recognize handwriting and has spell check and voice recognition features. Wetzel County EAA is the first West Virginia-based EMS provider to adopt the program.

The West Virginia Office of Emergency Services congratulates Wetzel County Emergency Ambulance Authority (and Medical Claims Assistance (MCA) Inc) and encourages all agencies to follow their lead. The goal is to have all West Virginia licensed agencies converted to Electronic Patient Care Records (EPCR) by fourth quarter 2009.

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