Pathway to Incentives

Pathway to Incentives

The Stimulus Act created two EHR incentive programs – a Medicare and a Medicaid (Medi-Cal) program. While the basic structure of the two incentive programs is the same, there are distinct differences in some of the rules governing them.

You can receive incentives through one of the programs, not both. Therefore, it is important that you consider the rules of the two programs and make a careful decision about which one to access. Once you enroll in one incentive program, you will only be allowed to switch once.

This section will help you understand the incentive programs, so you can make a sound decision for your practice.

The charts below compare the actual incentive payments provided under the two programs. To understand more about the milestones you must meet to qualify for incentive payments click on the Medi-Cal or Medicare Incentive Program button in the charts below.

Medi-Cal Medicare