The 2-minute Guide: Government Electronic Medical Records (EMR)/EHR Incentives


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Overview of government EHR / EMR incentives payments through Meaningful Use of EHR systems. Medicaid and Medicare EMR incentive payment schedule.

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act specifies that physicians can qualify for $44,000 or more in economic stimulus incentive payment for adopting and implementing a certified EHR or EMR. The government allocated $27 billion dollars to help doctors transition from paper medical records to electronic medical records (EMR) systems or electronic health records (EHR) systems and show meaningful use of these systems. Physicians will be assessed penalties for not adopting an EMR system by 2015.

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The 2-minute Guide: Government Electronic Medical Records (EMR)/EHR Incentives

  1. 1. The 2-minute Guide:Government EHR/EMR IncentivesSummer  2013Wednesday, June 12, 13
  2. 2. Government IncentivesEligibility and RequirementsImportant Dates123Wednesday, June 12, 13
  3. 3. What incentive do you have to switch to EMR/EHR systems?Government Incentives‣The government has allocated $27 billion dollars tohelp doctors transition from paper medical recordsto electronic medical records (EMR) or electronichealth (EHR) systems‣Physicians can qualify for $44,000 or more economicstimulus for adopting or implementing EMR or EHR‣There will be assessed penalties for not adopting anEMR system by 20153Wednesday, June 12, 13
  4. 4. Payment ScheduleGovernment Incentives4Wednesday, June 12, 13
  5. 5. Types of Eligible Health Care ProvidersEligibility and Requirements5‣ Hospitals‣ Skilled nursing facilities‣ Nursing facilities‣ Home health entities‣ Long term care facilities‣ Health care clinics‣ Community mental health centers‣ Renal dialysis facilities‣ Blood centers‣ Emergency medical service providers‣ Federally qualified health centers(FQHC)‣ Group practices‣ Pharmacists‣ Laboratories‣ Physicians‣ Practitioners‣ Indian Health Service providers‣ Rural health clinics‣ Therapists ‣ Ambulatory surgical centersWednesday, June 12, 13
  6. 6. Use to describe two related pointsEligibility and Requirements6Who can qualify? Qualifyinggeographic locations‣ Doctor of Medicine orOsteopathy‣ Doctor of Dental Surgery orDental Medicine‣ Doctor of Podiatry‣ Doctor of Optometry‣ Chiropractor‣ All 50 US States‣ District of Columbia‣ Puerto Rico‣ Guam‣ The Virgin Islands ‣ American Samoa‣ The Northern Mariana Islands Wednesday, June 12, 13
  7. 7. What incentive do you have to switch to EMR/EHR systems?Eligibility and Requirements‣Patient Volume Requirements [Must meet one of thefollowing criteria]:- Have a minimum of 30% of their patient volume derivedfrom Medicaid- Have a minimum of 20% of their patient volume derivedfrom Medicaid and be a pediatrician- Practice primarily (more than 50% of clinical services) in anFQHC or rural health clinic (RHC) and have a minimum of30% of their patient volume attributable to needy individuals7Wednesday, June 12, 13
  8. 8. What incentive do you have to switch to EMR/EHR systems?Important Dates‣Stage 1‣Stage 2 (2014-2020)‣ July 1, 2014 : Deadline for eligible hospitals to attest toavoid 2015 Medicare Payment Adjustments‣ October 1, 2014: Deadline for eligible professionals toattest to avoid 2015 Medicare Payment Adjustments‣Stage 38Wednesday, June 12, 13
  9. 9. works to connect physicians to the best EMR companies, matching the rightEMR system with specific medical practices. is the world’s largest directory ofEMR software vendors. It is a privately held company based in Cambridge, MA whose mission is tobetter organize the EMR software market. The company was founded by seasoned technology andhealthcare professionals in 2010 after the passing of The Health Information Technology forEconomic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).For more information about Government Incentives for EMR/EHR, please visit us at: can help!About UsLocation:55 Cambridge ParkwaySuite 103Cambridge, MA 02142Wednesday, June 12, 13
  10. 10. Thank you for reading The 2-minute Guide: Government EHR/EMR Incentives.Please visit us at so we can help connect you to the best EMRcompanies!How can help!Government EHR/EMR IncentivesWednesday, June 12, 13