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Government Stimulus Incentives

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed into law by President Barrack Obama on February 17, 2009. It includes an incentive package for physicians to adopt information technology.

This incentive money is available for each eligible professional who can demonstrate meaningful use of Certified EHR technology, such as ChartLogic EMR.

Providers will receive the stimulus money in the form of increased reimbursement. For each Medicare claim submission, a meaningful user will receive their normal Medicare allowable reimbursement. They will also receive a bonus of 75% above the allowable amount. The additional reimbursement payments will begin as early as May 2011.

Beginning in 2011, eligible professionals are able to receive an increase reimbursement from Medicare or Medicaid. CMS earliest possible maximum reimbursements are as follows:

Calendar Year

Eligible Professionals

Medicare Max $

Medicaid Max $























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