Medicare Pathway

The illustration below summarizes the steps necessary to receive incentive payments in Year I and Year II through Medicare.

Incentive Payment Amounts

The maximum provider incentive that you can receive under the Medicare program is $44,000, paid out over a five-year period. You will only receive the maximum incentive if you achieve meaningful use in calendar year 2011 or 2012. In 2013 and 2014, you can still receive incentives, but for lower amounts.

Pathway to Payment: Medicare
Certified-EHR Implementation & Meaningful Use