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How Much Can You Earn And Which States Are Paying?

August 3, 2011

If you are trying to determine right now if you would meet the criteria needed for attestation, CMS has added a handy calculator to their site.

http://www.cms.gov/apps/ehr/meaningful-use-core-measures-professionals.aspx

Remember that to get paid for Medicaid for the first year, you do not need to achieve Meaningful Use, only purchase or upgrade to an ONC-ATCB Certified system like Rcopia-MU.

So far Medicare has paid out $5,094,000.00 and Medicaid has paid $28,028,755.67 to Eligible Providers!

Keep track of when your State will start paying for Meaningful Use by bookmarking this site, and upgrade ASAP so that you can attest as soon as they release funds in your state!

https://www.cms.gov/apps/files/statecontacts.pdf

The following states have paid out Meaningful Use funds as of June 2011:

  • Alaska
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Arizona
  • Washington
  • Michigan
  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Colorado
  • Massachusetts
  • Alabama
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
  • West Virginia

Information courtesy of the CMS website

Want to take advantage of the Federal Government’s Meaningful Use incentive programs?  Comment below to see how DrFirst can help you get there quickly, efficiently, correctly, and affordably.

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