- Acute care hospital payments include the Medicare or Medicaid share, number of discharges and revenue for each year.
- Critical access stimulus amount factors include the cost of EHR technology and past year discharges. Ambulatory provider calculations consider patient charges toward the maximum set annual stimulus amounts.
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- Stimulus payments are spread over four consecutive years for hospitals requiring achievement of successful attestation for each consecutive year in order to receive maximum incentives.
- The total stimulus money is reduced by a percentage each subsequent year.
- In order to receive full incentives, hospitals must have attested for the four consecutive years beginning no later than 2013.
- Hospitals that first attest after 2013 will have reduced payments and reduced number of years of incentives.
- Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) may only receive Medicare stimulus incentives through FY2015. Subsection D hospitals’ stimulus incentives can be received through FY2016.
- Eligible provider stimulus payments are spread over five years for Medicare and six years for Medicaid programs.
- Medicare stimulus incentives are reduced for those first attesting after calendar year 2012.
- The Medicaid fee schedule provides a full six years of payments for those who first attest no later than 2016.