Are EHR Incentive Payments Money Well Spent?

Law and Health Blog
Written by Law and Health Blog
on October 17, 2011

As of September 30, 2011, more than 114,000 providers have registered for the electronic health records (EHR) incentive programs under Medicare, Medicaid or both. Of these, 88,399 physicians and hospitals have registered for the Medicare incentive program, 24,030 for the Medicaid program and 2,215 for both programs. Read further >

Meaningful Use & Adoption of Electronic Health Records

Howard Strasberg MD MS
Written by Howard Strasberg MD MS
on January 14, 2011

Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened up registration for the electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs. These programs provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals if they adopt and demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology. The funding comes from the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was enacted as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the “stimulus”). Read further >

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