Have a question about an aspect of the EHR Incentive Programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)? There's a good chance you'll be able to find an answer in the FAQ section of CMS's website. And now, thanks to an updated FAQ system, you can share direct links to specific questions and answers.[See also: FAQs on EHR Incentive Program registration]
You can find the FAQ you need in a few different ways, according to CMS.
To browse by topic, click "Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs" on the FAQ pages's blue navigation panel. Alternatively, if you'd like to search by keyword, enter terms into the Search box in the upper-left corner.
The Search box also allows you to perform searches by FAQ number. A specific FAQ is still searchable by using its old FAQ number (listed after the word "Keywords" below the answer to the FAQ), or by using its new FAQ number (found at the bottom of the FAQ in parentheses).[See also: FAQ explains use of EHR technology certified for inpatient setting]
CMS advises that when searching by new FAQ number, be sure to select the "FAQ #" option by clicking the circle and highlighting it in blue. The agency notes, you cannot search by old FAQ number in the "FAQ # Search" box; instead, search by old FAQ number in the "Text Search" box.
Once you have located your desired FAQ, a unique link to the web page will be displayed in the address bar. You can use this link to go directly to the FAQ.
For example, let's say you'd like to share the FAQ on "How and when will incentive payments for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program be made?" You can copy the hyperlink https://questions.cms.gov/faq.php?id=5005&faqId=2899 to share with others -- or bookmark it to direct yourself to the FAQ again in the future.
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