Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Attestation for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is now open

Registration for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs is now open. You can register here: https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action
  • Medicare Eligible Professionals (EPs) are mainly physicians.
  • Medicaid Eligible Professionals (EPs) include a broader audience including nurse practitioners, Physicians Assistants who practice in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Center (RHC) that is led by a Physician Assistant, and others.
The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals as they demonstrate adoption, implementation, upgrading, or meaningful use of certified EHR technology. These incentive programs are designed to support providers in this period of Health IT transition and instill the use of EHRs in meaningful ways to help our nation to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient health care.

To read about the EHR Incentive Program, click here.

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