The CMS Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, which began this year, gives providers that enroll in 2012 the opportunity to earn up to $44,000 for successfully participating through 2017. Review this CMS flow chart to determine your eligibility for the program and the amount of incentive payments you could receive for successful participation.

The implementation requirements for the EHR program are complex, and interested providers should consider all available educational opportunities. Recently, Medscape expanded its EHR learning center to include new articles, interviews and tool kit resources. Additionally, the learning center will soon feature information on the meaningful use requirements that must be met to demonstrate successful participation in the EHR incentive program.

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