The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs are slated to begin in early 2011. Registration is not available at this time. More information will be available in the coming months.

NOTE: All eligible hospitals and Medicare eligible professionals must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), and be enrolled in the CMS Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) to participate in the EHR incentive program. Most providers also need to have an active user account in the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES). CMS will use these systems' records to register for the program and verify Medicare enrollment prior to making Medicare EHR incentive program payments.

If you are an EP that does not have an NPI and/or an NPPES web user account, you should visit the NPPES website. Here you can apply for an NPI and/or create a NPPES user account. Click this link for more information about PECOS enrollment.

NOTE: Medicaid eligible professionals who are only participating in the Medicaid EHR incentive program are not required to enroll in PECOS.