What is maximum Medicare EHR incentive an eligible professional can receive?
Eligible professionals (EPs) can receive up to $44,000 over four years (2011 through 2015). The payment is equal to 75% of Medicare allowable charges for covered services furnished by the EP in a year (maximum payment in the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth years of $15,000; $12,000; $8,000; $4000; and $2,000, respectively). Early adopters (EPs whose first payment year is 2011 or 2012) can receive a maximum payment of $18,000 in the first year. For EPs who predominantly furnish services in a health professional shortage area (HPSA), Medicare incentive payments would be increased by 10%.