The Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program Year Ends Soon for 2011 Payments

The Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program year ends soon for 2011 payments

Eligible hospitals (EHs) have until November 30, 2011, to attest that they adopted, implemented, or upgraded to certified EHR technology during the federal fiscal year, October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011. Applications submitted after this date will not  be eligible for payments for the 2011 payment year.

Eligible providers (EPs) have until February 28, 2012, to attest that they adopted, implemented, or upgraded to certified EHR technology during the calendar year, January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Applications submitted after this date will not  be eligible for payments for the 2011 payment year.

Please be aware that not submitting an application before these dates will not affect your ability to participate in the EHR Incentive Program in 2012 and future years. Eligible hospitals and providers have until 2016 to begin participation to receive the full amount of incentive payments.