How much will I be reimbursed if I meet the meaningful use requirements?

As long as you don't overspend on hardware and training, the available reimbursements should be plenty to cover all the initial costs of implementing Stratus EMR. Here's a breakdown, year-by-year:

If you start using Stratus EMR in 2012:

yearpayment
2012 $18,000
2013 $12,000
2014 $8,000
2015 $4,000
2016 $2,000
total $44,000

If you wait until 2013 to start using Stratus EMR:

yearpayment
2013 $15,000
2014 $12,000
2015 $8,000
2016 $4,000
total $39,000

If you're really on the fence and wait until 2014 to start using Stratus EMR:

yearpayment
2014 $12,000
2015 $8,000
2016 $4,000
total $24,000

As you see, the sooner you start using Stratus EMR, the more money you'll get reimbursed. Also, the sooner you start using Stratus EMR, the sooner you'll be able to take advantage of the great efficiencies the software will bring to your practice and patient care. 

(Note that these are the maximum payment amounts available. The actual Medicare reimbursement amount is 75% of your Medicare-allowed charges, so you need to have at least $24,000 in Medicare-allowed charges to receive the full $18,000 during your first year of using Stratus EMR.)

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