EHR Stimulus Medicare Incentive Payments from ARRA

Not to many people have been focusing on the practical side of the ARRA EHR stimulus money that’s being given out to those who adopt an electronic health record. Take a look at this description of the EHR stimulus money available under Medicare. Also, please go and vote in this poll that tries to assess how many people will actually have enough Medicare reimbursement to qualify for the EHR stimulus money.

Are you planning on EHR stimulus money for your clinic?

EHR Meaningful Use Resources

Many are looking forward to having a final definition of the terms meaningful use and certified EHR in order to get EHR stimulus money from ARRA. The EHR meaningful use matrix was released by the HIT Policy Committee to ONC and here’s a nice review of some of the issues with the EHR meaningful use matrix. For those who don’t know about the EHR stimulus money, here’s the EHR stimulus bill simplified.

ONC Meeting with CCHIT Alternatives and Meaningful Use Sent Back by David Blumenthal

Two really interesting developments are occurring with the all important EHR stimulus package. Check out the following two EMR news items:
Definition of Meaningful Use sent back to HIT Policy Committee by David Blumenthal
Alternative EHR Certifications to CCHIT Meeting with ONC

It’s going to be a busy summer for those interested in EMR and EHR. It’s amazing what a few billion dollars of EHR stimulus money will do.