EHR Donation Safe Harbors Extended to 2021

by Margaret Young Levi and Roz Cordini

Male HCP with stethoscope and lab coat viewing a computerAmidst concerns that physicians and other providers are slow to adopt electronic health record (EHR) systems and be “meaningful users” of health information technology, just before the New Year, the federal government extended two programs that permit hospitals and other health care providers as well as health plans to subsidize physician offices’ adoption of EHRs without violating the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law prohibition on inducements for referrals of federal health care program business.  These programs were not simply extended though.  This article addresses certain modifications to the programs of which providers should be aware. Continue reading