CMS call-in program will focus on EP participation in EHR Incentive Programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a National Provider Call on March 29 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss general topics related to the agency’s Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

The call will help eligible professionals determine whether they are eligible for the programs, according to CMS.

As of Feb. 29, 2012, more than $3.8 billion in Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments had been made, and more than 211,000 EPs, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals had registered for the programs administered by CMS.

The agency noted that 2012 is the last year that EPs can participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and still receive the maximum incentive payment.

Among the topics scheduled to be covered during the March 29 call:

  • Are you eligible?
  • How much are the incentives and how are they calculated?
  • How do you get started?
  • What are the major milestones regarding participation and payment?
  • How do you report on meaningful use?
  • Where can you find helpful resources.

The call will also include a question-and-answer session.

To receive call-in information, you must register for the call. Registration will close at 12:00 noon ET on March 29 or when available space has been filled. CMS said no exceptions will be made and recommended early registration.

The presentation materials for the call will be posted at least one day prior to the call. In addition, the presentation will be e-mailed to all registrants on the day of the call.

For additional information on the EHR Incentive Programs, click here.

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