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Getting Started

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology

Are you ready to begin participation in the EHR Incentive Programs? Here are some important steps to take:

Continue reporting meaningful use data every year, and avoid Medicare payment adjustments.

2014 Milestones
Important 2014 EHR participation dates* to keep in mind:

March 31 Attestation deadline for Medicare eligible professionals for the 2013 program year
April 1 Hardship exception application deadline for Medicare eligible hospitals to avoid the 2015 payment adjustment  
July 1 Hardship exception application deadline for Medicare eligible professionals to avoid the 2015 payment adjustment
September 30 End of 2014 fiscal year and end of the 2014 reporting period for eligible hospitals
November 30 Attestation deadline for Medicare eligible hospitals for the 2014 program year
December 31 End of 2014 calendar year and end of the 2014 reporting period for eligible professionals

*All dates based on Eastern Time.

Resources for Getting Started

The following resources will help you get started with your EHR Incentive Programs participation: