The NCMS reminds eligible physicians and practices that the last day to begin their 90-day reporting period in calendar year (CY) 2011 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is this Monday, October 3, 2011. This means Medicare physicians and other providers must begin their consecutive 90-day reporting period by October 3 in order to attest to meeting the meaningful use and be eligible to receive an incentive payment for CY 2011.
For more information, go to: https://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/50_Spotlight.asp#TopOfPage.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also reports:
- $75 million in first payments of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program were distributed on May 19, 2011.
- Providers offered flexibility in adopting E-Prescribing.
- As of August 31, 2011, Medicare EHR Incentive Program payments totaled over $264 million.