Next Monday, October 3, is the final day to register for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program and earn an incentive payment of up to $18,000 in 2011. To qualify for the 2011 incentive payment, an eligible professional must register and successfully demonstrate "meaningful use" for a consecutive 90-day period in the first year of participation. This means that the final 90 days of the year to demonstrate meaningful use are October 3 through December 31, 2011.
The Medicare EHR Incentive Program will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals who demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Through successful reporting over a five-year period, neurologists are eligible for up to $44,000 through the Medicare incentive program. Participating neurologists must implement and demonstrate meaningful use through certified EHR technology, as defined by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. View certified EHR systems and modules.
The following steps must be complete to earn the Medicare EHR Incentive payment:
Be prepared with your national provider identifier (NPI) number and national plan and provider enumeration system (NPPES) user ID and password throughout the registration and attestation process.
To learn more, visit the AAN's EHR Incentive Program webpage.