Physicians to receive incentives for EHR use
Healthcare Finance News, February 24, 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides $20 billion in health information technology funding, divided between $2 billion in discretionary funds and $18 billion in investments and incentives through Medicare and Medicaid, to ensure widespread adoption and use of interoperable healthcare IT systems. However, physicians who haven't adopted certified EHR systems by 2014 will have their Medicare reimbursements reduced by up to 3% beginning in 2015.
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