Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Lecture:What is Meaningful Use?
Slide content:Payment for Medicare EPs https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/Downloads/MLN_MedicareEHRProgram_TipSheet_EP.pdf 15 Starting in 2015, would face penalties increasing 1% per year up to 5% total for not meeting MU criteria
Slide notes:The table on this slide shows the payment plan for eligible professionals paid under Medicare. The rows of the table indicate the calendar year of the payment being made. The columns of the table indicate when the incentive payment started, after meaningful use was achieved. For those EPs who started in the very first year, 2011, they received $18,000 the first year and $12,000 the second year, then $8,000, $4,000, and $2,000 for a total of $44,000, which is the maximum. EPs starting in 2012 were also able to receive the maximum. Those EPs who started later, in 2013 and in 2014, were not able to receive the full $44,000, but still received some incentive payments. However, starting in 2015, EPs who did not meet the meaningful use criteria, started to be penalized at 1% per year and increasing another 1% each year up to a 5% total. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 15