Trying to weigh out whether participating in meaningful use is worth the price of admission? 2014 is the last year that a doctor can start participating and earn any
EHR incentives.

 

Payment Year & Incentive

First Year of Use Total 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
2011 $44,000 $18,000 $12,000 $8,000 $4,000 $2,000 $0
2012 $44,000 $0 $18,000 $12,000 $8,000 $4,000 $2,000
2013 $39,000 $0 $0 $15,000 $12,000 $8,000 $4,000
2014 $24,000 $0 $0 $0 $12,000 $8,000 $4,000
2015 & on $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

 

First time Medicare providers who do not attest on October 1, 2014, will be assessed a 1% penalty in Medicare reimbursements beginning January 1, 2015 – increasing to 2% in 2016, and 3% in 2017.

Now compare, with what your meaningful use certified OfficeMate product costs.