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Meaningful Use & EHR Incentives

The Medicare EHR Incentive Program – EHR Incentive Payment Timeline

For eligible professionals (EPs), incentive payments for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are generally made approximately four to eight weeks after EPs attest to having achieved meaningful use. For eligible hospitals (EHs), EHR incentive payments will also be made approximately four to eight weeks after the EH successfully attests to having achieved meaningful use.

The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program – EHR Incentive Payment Timeline

Medicaid incentives will be paid by each State and timing of payments may vary by state. Contact your state Medicaid agency for more information.

The Time is Now

EPs and EHs have already begun to receive EHR incentives, but EHR incentives will not last forever. The last year to begin participation in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is 2014, and the last year to begin participation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is 2016. The time is now.

For More Information

For more information about EHR incentive payment timeline, the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, or the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, see the following resources.