Electronic health record (EHR) deadline

  1. Can anyone explain this rule to me? does it include home healths?

    When is the deadline?

    from what I understand, providers should already be using EHR in order to work out all the kinks so they will be ready to meet the specifics by the deadline date. Otherwise they will receive decreased payments, so providers shouldn't plan to begin using EHR's the day before the deadline. ?
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  3. by   Kabin
    Yep, it's related to medicare reimbursements. The goal is "meaningful use" of electronic medical records by 2014. I believe a 1% penalty starts in 2015 and goes up form there. last couple of years the government provided incentives to encourage EMR development.