Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs One Year Milestone
Like a train, it may have been slow to start; but now it is gaining momentum.
This is the last year to get the full Medicare Incentive Payment, so call your local RECs and AMA to get help with choosing, implementing and using EHRs. SV
January 3rd Marked the One Year Milestone for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs
January 3rd was the one year anniversary of the start of registration for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Over the past year, there has been a tremendous amount of interest in the incentive programs as providers across the country have implemented EHRs. Year one highlights include:
43 states have started their Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs
Over 176,000 people have registered for the Medicare and/or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs
Over $2.5 billion has been paid in incentive payments to eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) across the country