What does this mean? If a provider has not met meaningful use and sees Medicare patients, not only will you receive a payment reduction on all Medicare charges in 2015, but you will forfeit the meaningful use EHR incentive payments for each of your practice’s providers. If you already have an EHR in place, you will only need to meet stage 1 measures during a calendar quarter to receive your payment.
For more information, go to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Programs website here. For help on EHR selection or meeting meaningful use, contact the NCMS Foundation’s Director of Practice Improvement, Terri Gonzalez, 919-833-3836.