Registration for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs is now open

As Electronic Medical Records vendors, we have been dealing the the proposed ARRA incentives for health care providers for quite some time now. We have dealt with the certification process (final testing of ZipChart is scheduled for February 25, 2011, the earliest date we could get). We have tried to answer questions about the spiff available from the Feds for what seems like years now during our sales process. We expect it to be a topic of conversation at every trade show we attend.

While we feel that the importance of these incentives has been overblown in extremus, we also realize that we have to do OUR part (certify our software product) to enable our current and furture clients to reap the rewards if they so desire.

Now begins the period of time when the providers will be expected to shoulder their share of the burden by reporting their compliance, etc. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened up registration for eligible providers, click here to go to their page and investigate the process.

If you’re not aware of the EHR incentives program, this page offers enough information to get going.