Tuesday, January 3rd, was the one-year anniversary of the start of registration for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Over the past year, there has been a tremendous amount of interest in the incentive programs as providers across the country have implemented EHRs.
Year-one highlights include:
• 43 states have started their Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs
• More than 176,000 people have registered for the Medicare and/or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs
• More $2.5 billion has been paid in incentive payments to eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) across the country