Eligible professionals can qualify for stimulus money upon demonstrating Meaningful Use of electronic health record software in their practice. The amount of the stimulus payout depends on which program you qualify for (Medicare or Medicaid program) and when you start. You must use a certified software program.
Eligible and qualified professionals can receive a maximum of $44,000.00 and $63,750.00 over the life of the incentive program. The table below shows the relative payouts based on year and program.
NOTE: It is best to start as early as possible, particularly for Eligible Professionals that are taking part in the Medicare EHR incentive program.