Get the Facts on EHR

October 04, 2010

Incentive payments totaling as much as $27 billion may be made under the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs beginning in 2011. What are the key dates for these programs? Read the program timeline.

Are you eligible for an incentive? How much can an eligible professional earn? Get the facts through CMS’ tip sheets for eligible professionals. Select the Medicare and Medicaid eligible professional tab on the left, then scroll to downloads:

  • Medicare EHR Incentive Programs, Physician Quality Reporting Initiative and E-Prescribing Comparison — learn what opportunities are available to Medicare eligible professionals to receive incentive payments for participating in important Medicare initiatives. This fact sheet provides information on eligibility, timeframes and maximum payments for each program.
  • Flow Chart to Determine Eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs — unsure if you are eligible to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentive programs? Use this handy flow chart to find out.
  • Medicare EHR Incentive Payments for Eligible Professionals — which types of individual practitioners can participate in the Medicare EHR incentive program? This easy tip sheet provides information about incentive payment amounts and describes how payments are calculated for fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage providers. It also describes payment adjustments beginning in 2015 for eligible professionals who are not meaningful users of certified EHR technology.
  • Medicaid EHR Incentive Payments for Eligible Professionals — which types of individual practitioners can participate in the Medicaid EHR incentive program? Learn about Medicaid patient volume requirements, payment amounts and the timeframes for the Medicaid EHR incentive program.

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