On May 19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) mailed the first checks for the Medicare incentive program to physicians who had attested that they had achieved meaningful use of their electronic health records (EHRs).
EHR incentive payments are also available to eligible professionals from state Medicaid programs. However, the Medicaid program has different incentive requirements.
The actual arrival of checks from Medicare should encourage more doctors to acquire EHRs and demonstrate meaningful use. The checks show that meaningful use and successful EHR implementation is certainly achievable.
Given EHR is going to be the standard of practice and physicians will eventually need to implement EHR systems, there is no better time than the present to get started.
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