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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.

2015 Milestones
Important 2015 EHR participation dates* to keep in mind:

February 28 Attestation deadline for Medicare eligible professionals for the 2014 program year
April 1 Hardship exception application deadline for Medicare eligible hospitals to avoid the 2016 payment adjustment  
July 1 Hardship exception application deadline for Medicare eligible professionals to avoid the 2016 payment adjustment
September 30 End of 2015 fiscal year and end of the 2015 reporting period for eligible hospitals
November 30 Attestation deadline for Medicare eligible hospitals for the 2015 program year
December 31 End of 2015 calendar year and end of the 2015 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: