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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - Incentives

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus package includes financial incentives for healthcare providers that achieve meaningful use with an EHR. A maximum of $44,000 per provider is available for Medicare incentives and a maximum of $63,750 per provider for Medicaid. For more information see Meaningful Use section

Beginning in 2011, primary care providers who meet the following criteria will be eligible for the incentives:
•   Use of a certified EHR to achieve meaningful use;
•   Exchange health information to improve the quality of care; and report on quality measures.
•   Beginning in 2015, penalties will occur for not meeting the above criteria.
For more information see Meaningful Use section