Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The Medicare EHR Incentive Program: Last day to attest for 2011 (Calendar Year)

February 29, 2012 is the last day for eligible professionals to register and attest to receive an Incentive Payment for calendar year (CY) 2011.

The Medicare EHR Incentive Program will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and CAHs that demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.

Participation began in 2011.

Eligible professionals can receive up to $44,000 over five years under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. There's an additional incentive for eligible professionals who provide services in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HSPA).

To receive full Medicare benefits, you will need to be using your EHR in a meaningful manner by October 1, 2012.

Important! For 2015 and later, Medicare eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and CAHs that do not successfully demonstrate meaningful use will have a payment adjustment in their Medicare reimbursement.

Please contact your State Medical Societies, Specialty Medical Societies, the AMA and your local Regional Extension Centers for details.


Regional Extension List

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