Next phase of EHR incentive program begins

April 29, 2011

If you've adopted electronic health records (EHRs), you can now take the next step toward receiving Medicare's EHR incentive payments.

 

If you’ve adopted electronic health records (EHRs), you can now take the next step toward receiving Medicare's EHR incentive payments.

Attestation for the Medicare EHR program began April 18 for physicians, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals. Once you successfully attest to your use of EHRs through the online system, you will be able to receive the incentive money from the federal government, including $44,000 over five years from Medicare.

This site explains the federal EHR incentive program here

The meaningful use attestation calculator can help you determine if you’ve met meaningful use criteria here.

A user guide is here

The online attestation system can be found here.