Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center




Meaningful Use

HIT Incentives

Eligible professionals (EPs) Timeline

  • 2011-2016 (Medicare) –Up to $44,000 over 5 years if  “meaningful user" (Ready to attest?  Attestation for the Medicare program opened on April 18th, 2011.  Click here for more information.)
  • 2011-2021 (Medicaid) –Up to $63,750 over 6 years –Adopt/Implement/Upgrade systems or meaningful use in Year 1, meet MU requirements in Years 2-6
  • 2015 and later –If not “meaningful user” up to 3% payment adjustment in Medicare reimbursement
  • After the initial designation, EPs will be allowed to change their program selection only once during payment years 2012 through 2014.
  • EPs in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) get 10% bonus under Medicare Incentive Payments.  For more details on eligibility and instructions for collecting this bonus, please click here.