CMS Issues Fact Sheets on Meaningful Use Provisions for EHR

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued three fact sheets related to the final rule to implement provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that provide incentive payments for the meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHR) technology. The Medicare EHR incentive program will provide incentive payments to:

  • Eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals that are meaningful users of certified EHR technology
  • Eligible professionals and hospitals for efforts to adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate meaningful use the technology

The fact sheets summarize:

  • CMS’s final definition of meaningful use 
  • Requirements for the Medicare EHR incentive program 
  • Provisions in the final rule that affect state Medicaid programs and Medicaid providers

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