First EHR Incentive Program Payments are In
If you’re an eligible professional, you can get up to $44,000 by participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, and up to $63,750 by participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Depending on certain factors, your hospital or critical access hospital may be eligible for a base payment of $2 million dollars.
Eligible professionals and eligible hospitals like you have already gotten more than $75 million in first payments from the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. Including the $83.3 million in Medicaid EHR Incentive Program payments, the Federal government has given out more than $158 million since the two programs opened in January.
You’re not getting rewarded just for adopting EHR technology for the sake of more technology—EHR systems support our nation’s effort to bring higher quality care and improved patient safety to all Americans. EHRs help ensure you and your patients have the right information at the point of care.