What will happen if Medicare and Medicaid Eligible Professionals don’t switch to electronic health records (EHR)?

What will happen if Medicare and Medicaid Eligible Professionals don’t switch to electronic health records (EHR)?

The Recovery Act allows for adjustments to the Medicare physician fee schedule for Medicare providers who do not adopt and successfully demonstrate meaningful use of a certified electronic health record (EHR) by 2015.

No payment adjustments are planned for Medicaid providers. However, Medicaid providers who also treat Medicare patients will have a payment adjustment to Medicare reimbursements starting in 2015 if they do not successfully demonstrate meaningful use. Providers who are not eligible for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will not be subject to any payment adjustments.