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CMS offers online course on Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs

October 06, 2014 The Medicare Learning Network at cms.gov offers a Web-based training course, "The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: What Medicare and Medicaid Providers Need to Know in 2014." The course on electronic health care record incentives is available for eligible professionals participating in the two federal programs.

According to the posted CMS-MLN information, the course "is designed to provide an overview of the requirements of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs so that providers can participate to earn the incentives that are available in 2014 for successfully attesting the meaningful use objectives and clinical quality measures, as well as to avoid the payment adjustment in 2016 for not reporting this year.

This presentation educates health care professionals on a variety of topics that are essential to the EHR incentive programs.

To access CMS online courses click on MLN Products under the "Top 5 resources" box near the bottom of the CMS website and choose Web-Based Training in the products list on the left.

For more information on EHR incentives, click on the "Regulations&Guidance" tab at the top of the home page and click on "EHR Incentive Programs" under the middle "Legislation" column for getting started, program basics and other EHR incentives information.