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Understanding Participation in Medicare EHR Incentive Program

Coding Corner

The information provided here applies to Medicare coding. Be sure to check with your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for additional information and clarification on these and other items. You should also contact your local insurance carriers to determine if private insurers follow Medicare's lead on all coding matters.

Understanding Participation in Medicare EHR Incentive Program
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it will host a national provider call for individual practitioners on Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive program basics on Thursday, July 14 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time. The call will address: eligibility; how much the incentives are and how to calculate them for your practice; how to report meaningful use and more. For more details, including instructions on registering for the call, you may visit http://www.eventsvc.com/palmettogba/071411. Additional general information on the EHR incentive program is available at www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/.