The Medicare EHR incentive program was started with a purpose to encourage the practitioners and hospitals to get adapted to the life changing electronic domain so that the e-records of the patients help in understanding the health history of a patient over a period of time as they are long lasting unlike the paper records which are much temporary.
One more advantage of this technology is that it is economical and helps in cutting the hardware costs to a great extent as all the patient information may be provided to them on a smart card instead of lot of papers which are difficult to handle.
The Virginia Medicaid EHR incentive program will provide incentives to appropriate professionals, hospitals and other healthcare centers if they implement, adopt and upgrade the EHR technology in the first year of participation as well as in the following years if they demonstrate it to good effect.
Some interesting features of the initiative are:
Here is a list of eligibility guidelines to go through to ensure that one may apply for the program. One may visit the CMS website to complete the process of registration to receive benefits from the state.
In order to receive the incentives right from the first year of signing up for the program, one has to be sure that:
If one upgrades the technology from time to time and demonstrates the use of the same, then there will a great optimization in the amount of incentive he receives.