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Medicare offers beginner’s guide to EHR incentives

February 7, 2012

“An Introduction to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals” is now available from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The new 83-page downloadable publication outlines the basics of the Medicare EHR incentive program including various program options and the requirements practitioners must meet to qualify for incentives.

The publication can be downloaded on the CMS Web site at http://tinyurl.com/MedicareEHRguide.

CMS launches EHR listserve

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now offers a listserve to keep health care practitioners and institutions up to date regarding developments in the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health records (EHR) incentive programs.

The new CMS EHR Incentive Programs Listserv “will provide timely, authoritative information about the programs, including registration and attestation updates, and details about the payment process,” agency officials said.

“By subscribing to the listserv, CMS will keep you informed of upcoming deadlines and give you answers to questions and concerns that we have gathered from eligible professionals and eligible hospitals in the field. New updates will be circulated on the listserv to keep you informed of any developments, and subscribers will be notified of any new Frequently Asked Questions that are published on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs Web site,” officials said.

Health care practitioner can join the listserve on the CMS Web site at http://tinyurl.com/CMSEHRListserve.

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