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 2 certified on June 2014.



CMS Stage of Meaningful Use Timeline

The timeline reflects the 1-year extension of Stage 2 included in the September 4, 2014 CMS Final Rule (79 FR 52909)

STAGE OF MEANINGFUL USE CRITERIA BY FIRST PAYMENT YEAR
First Payment Year Stage of Meaningful Use
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
2011 1 1 1 *1 or 2 2 2 3 3 TBD TBD TBD
2012 1 1 *1 or 2 2 2 3 3 TBD TBD TBD
2013 1 *1 2 2 3 3 TBD TBD TBD
2014 *1 1 2 2 3 3 TBD TBD
2015 1 1 2 2 3 3 TBD
2016 1 1 2 2 3 3
2017 1 1 2 2 3
* 3-month quarter EHR reporting period for Medicare and continuous 90-day EHR reporting period (or 3 months at State option) for Medicaid EPs. All providers in their first year in 2014 use any continuous 90-day EHR reporting period.

Medicare EHR Incentive Payment Schedule

Year of adoption First year of MU participation
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 and later
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 $0
2016   $2,000 $4,000 $4,000 $0
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
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
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 $21,250
2017 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500
2018 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500
2019 $8,500 $8,500 $8,500
2020 $8,500 $8,500
2021 $8,500
Total $63,750 $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


This Complete EHR is 2014 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 10.0 was Stage 2 certified by InfoGard on June 20, 2014. Our InfoGard Laboratories Certification Number is IG-2492-14-0047.

Our EHR Vendor Certification ID is 1314E01P5LOOEAR.