The Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) Incentive Programs provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.
As of 2013, the Medicare EHR Incentive Program provides up to $39,000 cumulative bonus payments for each eligible provider who demonstrate MU of certified EHR technology. Medicare penalties for those who do not demonstrate MU are set to begin this year in 2015.
The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program provides up to $63,750 cumulative bonus payments for each eligible provider. This program does not have a penalty.
The PCMH Planner provides step-by-step information on achieving the criteria required for Meaningful Use with separate initiatives for Stage 1 and Stage 2.
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