Today is the Last Day to Start Earning $44,000!

October 3, 2012

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October 3, 2012 is the final day for eligible professionals to being their 90-day reporting period for 2012 for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. Those who successfully report can earn an incentive payment of up to $18,000 in 2012 and total up to $44,000 over a five-year period.

To qualify for the 2012 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, 2012.

Incentive amounts will begin decreasing but are still available for eligible professionals who begin participation in 2013 and 2014.

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

Complete the following steps to earn the Medicare EHR Incentive payment:

  1. Make sure you are eligible
  2. Register for the EHR Incentive Program.
  3. Use certified EHR technology
  4. Successfully demonstrate meaningful use for 90 consecutive days for your first year of participation
  5. Attest that you have demonstrated meaningful use with certified EHR technology

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.