Sequester Cuts 2% from EHR Incentive Program Payments

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed that eligible professionals and hospitals will see a 2% reduction to Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments for meaningful use of EHRs.

The cuts will apply to all EHR incentive payments for services provided on or after April 1. If the final day of the reporting period occurs before April 1, 2013, those incentive payments will not be subject to the reduction. Medicaid (Medi-Cal) is exempt from the sequestration cuts.