Start attesting and qualify for government incentives.

drchrono is certified as a Complete EHR by the ONC-ATCB. Use drchrono in your practice to qualify for government incentives. The HITECH Act specifies that physicians can qualify for $24,000 (if you start attestation in 2014) or more in economic stimulus incentives for adopting a Certified EHR. The government is putting in $19.2 billion dollars to help move all doctors off paper records onto electronic systems.

Incentives are paid per provider. Each practitioner in your practice will qualify for $24,000 in Medicare Incentives or $63,750 in Medicaid Incentives.

To learn more about Meaningful Use and incentives visit here or sign up for a daily demo. drchrono was Stage 1 certified on June 3, 2011. You can view the certification here.

MU Stage 2 Criteria

17 MU core required measures

  • Record Vital Signs
  • e-Prescribing (eRx)
  • Clinical Decision Support Rule
  • Record Demographics
  • Record Smoking Status
  • Patient Electronic Access
  • Clinical Summaries
  • Protect Electronic Health Information
  • Clinical Lab Test Results
  • Patient Lists
  • Preventative Care
  • Patient-Specific Education Resources
  • Medication Reconciliation
  • Summary of Care
  • Immunization Registries Data Submission
  • Use Secure Electronic Messaging
  • CPOE for Medication, Lab and Radiology Orders

Menu Set (Only need of 3 of 6)

  • Syndromic Surveillance Data Submission
  • Electronic Notes
  • Imaging Resultsn
  • Family Health History
  • Report Cancer Cases
  • Report Specific Cases

Medicare EHR Incentive Payment Schedule

Year of adoption First year of MU participation No Adoption
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2011 $18,000        
2012 $12,000 $18,000      
2013 $8,000 $12,000 $15,000    
2014 $4,000 $8,000 $12,000 $12,000  
2015 $2,000 $4,000 $8,000 $8,000 -1%
2016   $2,000 $4,000 $4,000 -2%
Total Payment Amount $44,000 $44,000 $39,000 $24,000 $0

Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment Schedule

Year of adoption First year of MU participation No Adoption
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2011 $21,250
2012 $8,500 $21,250
2013 $8,500 $8,500 $21,250
2014 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $21,250
2015 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $21,250
2016 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500
2017 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500
2018 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500
2019 $8,500 $8,500
2020 $8,500
Total $63,750 $63,750 $63,750 $63,750 $63,750

Types of health care providers that can qualify

  • Hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Nursing facilities
  • Home health entities
  • Long term care facilities
  • Health care clinics
  • Community mental health centers
  • Renal dialysis facilities
  • Blood centers
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Emergency medical service providers
  • Federally qualified health centers (FQHC)
  • Group practices
  • Pharmacists
  • Laboratories
  • Physicians
  • Practitioners
  • Indian Health Service providers
  • Rural health clinics
  • Therapists

Who can qualify

  • Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery or Dental Medicine
  • Doctor of Podiatry
  • Doctor of Optometry
  • Chiropractor

Qualifying geographic locations

  • All 50 US States
  • District of Columbia
  • Puerto Rico
  • The Virgin Islands
  • Guam
  • American Samoa
  • The Northern Mariana Islands

Important dates to remember

  • February 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET - Attestation deadline for eligible professionals for the 2013 program year.
  • September 30 2014 - End of 2014 fiscal year and end of the 2014 reporting period for eligible hospitals.
  • November 30, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET - Attestation deadline for eligible hospitals for the 2014 program year.
  • December 31 2014 - End of 2014 calendar year and end of the 2014 reporting period for eligible professionals.

This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

drchrono EHR 9.0 was Stage 1 certified on June 24, 2011. Our ONC certification ID number is IG-2492-11-0083 and our EHR Vendor Certification ID is 30000004KAVEEA4.

Clinical Quality Measures tested: NQF0013, NQF0024, NQF0028, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0421, NQF0027, NQF0059, NQF0575, PQRI110, PQRI128, PQRI115, PQRI1.