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Fix too late for some docs to get full EHR pay
Modern Healthcare

The CMS will fix a systems glitch and allow physicians and other professionals working with critical-access hospitals to participate in the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program, but apparently not in time for these EHR users to get paid top dollar under the Medicare portion of the program, according to an agency announcement. A CMS fact sheet on the agency’s website says “due to the time required to implement system changes,” it won’t accept attestations from critical-access hospitals on behalf of these physicians and other professionals until January 2014.