Updates on the EHR Incentive Program

$10.7 billion in meaningful use incentive payments have been doled out to more than 190,000 hospitals and eligible professionals to date. Eligible, but have yet to attest or meet the qualifications? Read up on the FAQs the CMS posts. Or submit your own question here

Eligible professionals can receive up to $44,000 through the Medicare EHR Incentive Program (over 5 years), and up to $63,750 through the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (over 6 years). To qualify for the maximum incentive, you must begin participation  by 2012. The deadline to attest for 2012 is February 28, 2013.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services frequently updates FAQs for EHR Incentive Programs. The latest updates were made public on February 13, 2013. One new FAQ was added and two were updated.

What funding sources may States use to fund the 10% non-federal share of HITECH administrative expenditures?

Read more on this new FAQ here

For the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, how are  incentive payments determined for eligible professionals practicing in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)?

Read more on this updated FAQ here

What are the specific medical specialty codes associated with anesthesiology, radiology and pathology for the specialty-based determination for the granting of a hardship exception from the payment adjustments in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program?

Read more on this updated FAQ here

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