HITECH Act Meaningful Use Incentives timeline

The HITECH Act Meaningful Use incentives peak in 2012. It’s not too late to qualify, but time is running out to achieve the maximum incentive payment as practices must begin the 90-day attestation period by October 1. The chart below shows the dollar amount practices can qualify for based on what year they implement certified technology.

HITECH Act Meaningful Use Incentives Background

In February 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed into law by President Obama. As part of this multi-billion dollar stimulus package, The Health Information Technology and Economic and Clinic Health Act (HITECH) assigns $19 billion to encourage the health care industry to integrate information technology into their daily operations. Specifically, the HITECH Act encourages the adoption of certified technology aimed at improving the quality, efficiency and safety of the nation’s healthcare system.

Meaningful Use incentives

* Practices must begin the 90-day attestation period by October 1, 2012.

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