When Frank Beaman came to Faith Community Hospital in Jacksboro, Texas in 2010, the electronic health records meaningful use program was not on the organization’s radar. Things changed in a hurry.

The 41-bed facility attested for Stage 1 in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and then attested for Stage 2 in October 2014. The Stage 1 attestations netted a total of about $2.8 million and Stage 2 brought in another $300,000; a smaller amount than usual but the hospital had reached its cap of about $3 million in incentive payments.

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