Report to Congress on the Application of EHR Payment Incentives for Providers Not Receiving EHR Incentive Payments

07/01/2010

This interim report is in response to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-5). The Act directs the HHS Secretary conduct several studies and produce reports to Congress including: "Study and Report on Application of EHR (Electronic Health Record) Payment Incentives for Providers Not Receiving Other Incentive Payments." This study was conducted to determine the extent to and manner in which payment incentives for implementing and using certified EHR technology should be made available to health care providers who receive minimal or no payment incentives or other funding under HITECH, Medicare, or Medicaid for such purposes. [9 PDF pages]

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