MU Payments Yield $75M Payday for EHR Participants

Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media , May 27, 2011

Medicare EHR incentive program payments will continue to be made on a monthly basis.

The maximum first-year incentive payment for eligible professionals is $18,000. Hospital payments are based on several factors but begin with a $2 million base.

In their second year and subsequent years of participation in the program, providers must demonstrate meaningful use based on a full year reporting period.


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Including the $83.3 million in incentive paid for the Medicaid EHR program, CMS has now distributed $158.3 million in incentives. The Medicaid incentives were distributed to eligible professionals and hospitals between Jan. 3 and April 29, 2011 by state Medicaid EHR incentive programs.

See Also:
CHIME to Feds: Delay Meaningful Use Stage 2
In Meaningful Use Reports, Quality Matters

 


Margaret Dick Tocknell is a reporter/editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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