EHR Incentives

June 1, 2009

In this podcast, Justin Barnes, chairman of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association and vice president of marketing and government affairs at Greenway Medical Technologies, explains the EHR incentives.

If you’re pondering digitizing your practice, you’ve undoubtedly heard that the federal government is offering financial incentives for the implementation of an EHR system. Under the health IT provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, qualifying physicians could receive up to $44,000 from Medicare or $64,000 from Medicaid.

So what do you need to know to qualify? And, what about the so-called “meaningful use” of an EHR?

In this podcast, Justin Barnes, chairman of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association and vice president of marketing and government affairs at Greenway Medical Technologies, explains the EHR incentives.

For more information on the EHR incentives, read our complete EHR primer here, and the update here. Check out our podcast on meaningful use here.

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