On Jan. 3, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) opened registration for eligible professionals to enroll in the system of health information technology incentive payments established in the HITECH Act of 2009. The incentive payments provide up to a total of $63,000 for providers and organizations that adopt, implement or upgrade health IT.
Organizations with a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner on staff may apply for the payments as of Jan. 3, contingent on their state having put in place a plan to administer the payments. The National Council hosted a webinar on Dec. 14 with information about program eligibility and instructions on how to register to take advantage of the payments. Click to view the slides and recording from this webinar.
More information is available on the HIT page of our website.