CMS Intends to Engage in Rulemaking for EHR Incentive Program Changes

CMS Intends to Engage in Rulemaking for EHR Incentive Program Changes

CMS intends to engage in rulemaking this spring to help ensure providers continue to meet meaningful use requirements. In response to input from health care providers and other stakeholders, CMS is considering the following changes to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs: Shortening the 2015 reporting period to 90 days to…

EHR Hardship Exception Application Deadline July 1

EHR Hardship Exception Application Deadline July 1

Are you a Medicare provider who was unable to successfully demonstrate meaningful use for 2013? CMS is accepting applications for hardship exceptions to avoid the upcoming Medicare payment adjustment for the 2015 reporting year. Payment adjustments for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program will begin on January 1, 2015 for eligible professionals. However,…

EHR Important Dates

EHR Important Dates

October 1, 2011 – Reporting year begins for eligible hospitals and CAHs. January 1, 2012 – Reporting year begins for eligible professionals. May 2012 – EHR Incentive Payments begin. July 3, 2012– Last day for eligible hospitals to begin their 90-day reporting period to demonstrate meaningful use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. September 30,…

The Medicare EHR Incentive Program – Important informations

The Medicare EHR Incentive Program – Important informations

February 29, 2012 – Last day for eligible professionals to register and attest to receive an Incentive Payment for calendar year (CY) 2011.To get the maximum incentive payment, Medicare eligible professionals must begin participation by 2012. The maximum bonus for eligible professional is $44,000 for Medicare and $63,750 for Medicaid. Professionals who are eligible to receive…

Issuance of payment for successful participants in 2010 Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)

Issuance of payment for successful participants in 2010 Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)

The eligible professionals who met the criteria for successful reporting of PQRI (name changed to PQRS in 2011) will receive incentive payments for the 2010 Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). The distribution of 2010 payments is scheduled to be completed by September 30, 2011. How can I find details about my incentive payment, such…