From the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, here is an important announcement on electronic health records (EHR).

As of Tue Jan 31, more than $3.2 billion in Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments have been made; more than 191,000 eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals are actively registered. Learn if you are eligible and, if so, what you need to do to earn an incentive. This session will inform individual practitioners about the basics of the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Remember: This is the last year that eligible professionals can participate in Medicare and get the maximum incentive payment.

Target Audience: Eligible Professionals (EPs), which include Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy, Doctors of Dental Surgery or Dental Medicine, Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, Doctors of Optometry, Chiropractors, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Physician Assistants (PA) who practice at an FQHC/RHC led by a PA. (Note that hospital-based EP’s may not participate; an EP is considered hospital-based if 90% or more of the EP’s services are performed in a hospital inpatient or emergency room setting.) Medicaid eligible professionals must meet patient-volume criteria, providing services to those attributable to Medicaid or, in some cases, needy individuals.)

Are you eligible?
How much are the incentives and how are they calculated?
How do you get started?
What are major milestones regarding participation and payment?
How do you report on meaningful use?
Where can you find helpful resources?
Question and Answer Session
Registration Information: In order to receive call-in information, you must register for the call at Registration will close at 12pm on the day of the call or when available space has been filled; no exceptions will be made, so please register early.

Presentation: The presentation for this call will be posted at least one day beforehand at In addition, the presentation will be emailed to all registrants on the day of the call.Find out what you need to know about EHR’s.

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  1. I practice at a safety net rural health clinic in Crawford, Co. I do not have EHR, but looking into it at Office Alley. Would I be eligible for this and how do I join? Thanks.

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