HIT: EHR Incentive Program: First Day of the 2014 Reporting Period


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Topic HIT: EHR Incentive Program: First Day of the 2014 Reporting Period
Background It is the last year to initiate participation in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. Please note: All Medicare providers will demonstrate 3 months on the quarter of meaningful use in 2014, no matter the stage of meaningful use.
Regulating Body CMS
Compliance Date 1/1/2014
Consequences Medicare penalties begin in 2015 for physicians and other providers who are not meaningful users of EHR technology.
Next Steps Register to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program ​if you haven't done so already: https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action. You can begin collecting meaningful use data on your encounters for the 2014 payment year on Jan. 1, 2014. Please note: *All Medicare providers will demonstrate 3 months on the quarter of meaningful use in 2014, no matter the stage of meaningful use.
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