CMS’ Beginner’s Guide to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals Released
The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (“EHR”) Programs incentivize the meaningful use of certified EHR technology to achieve health and efficiency goals. Eligible professionals and hospitals that meet certain requirements using certified EHR technology (i.e., satisfy certain “meaningful use” criteria) will be eligible for incentive payments of up to $44,000 over a five-year participation period. To assist eligible professionals to better understand each step of the EHR Incentive Program, CMS just released an Introduction to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals booklet. CMS also has a portion of its website dedicated to the EHR Incentive Programs.
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