EHR Use Required to Avoid Medicare Penalties in 2015

Medicare-eligible professionals who do not demonstrate meaningful use under the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program may be subject to payment adjustments beginning on January 1, 2015, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Practitioners who first demonstrated meaningful use in 2011 or 2012 must demonstrate meaningful use for a full year in 2103 to avoid payment adjustments in 2015. Those who first demonstrate meaningful use in 2013 must demonstrate meaningful use for a 90-day period in 2013 to avoid payment adjustments in 2015. Those who first demonstrate meaningful use in 2104 must demonstrate meaningful use for a 90-day reporting period during the first nine months of that year to avoid payment adjustments in 2105.

For additional information see the AOA EHR page and the AOAExcel EHR page.

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