Still Time to Get EHR Meaningful Use Stage 1 Dollars


Providers eligible for stimulus funding from CMS EHR Incentive Program must report stage 1 meaningful use compliance for 90 days. If not, 90 days in 2012 can qualify for maximum stimulus reimbursement of $18,000.

With less than 90 days until the end of 2011, providers who are eligible for stimulus funding from the CMS EHR Incentive Program should already be in the midst of their attestation period. To qualify for meaningful use funds in 2011, you must report stage 1 meaningful use compliance for a consecutive 90-day period.

Haven’t started reporting yet? No worries.

You can still comply with stage 1 on meaningful use requirements and qualify for the maximum stimulus reimbursement if you report for 90 days in 2012. If you’re a Medicare-eligible provider, that reimbursement is $18,000 if you meet meaningful use stage 1 requirements in 2011 or 2012.

That amount starts dropping in 2013, so, the time to act is now.

If you need assistance with EHR selection, meaningful use preparation or attestation reporting, contact Harmony Healthcare IT for guidance.

Oct 17 2011

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