Providers that attain meaningful use of EHRs can qualify for Medicare or Medicaid incentive payments and avoid Medicare payment penalties. They also may be at an advantage in managed care contracting and future value-based payment programs.

The amount of incentive available to you depends on your Medicare billings or Medicaid patient volume, as well as when you start. You will want to review both incentive programs to determine which one fits your practice. The two programs also have different timelines and different maximums.

You must register online in order to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentive program. Register online to eligible providers.