Electronic Health Records (EHR)
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set aside funds that provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs that adopt and meaningfully use certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. The rules for certification of EHR technology are governed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
ONC has issued an interim final rule (IFR) on certification criteria and a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) on certification. IFR and NPRM interim final rule.