The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a new Frequently Asked Question about the electronic health records meaningful use program that addresses why some providers who have successfully attested haven't received their incentive payment. Here's the answer:
"For EPs, incentive payments for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program will be made approximately four to eight weeks after an EP successfully attests that they have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. However, EPs will not receive incentive payments within that timeframe if they have not yet met the threshold for allowed charges for covered professional services furnished by the EP during the year.
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