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Medicare EHR Incentive Program Timeline

The timeline below lists important dates related to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Please check the American College of Surgeons (ACS) website for updates to this timeline as the program progresses from Stages 1 to 2 and 3. Some of the dates below are subject to change.


  • 2015: Penalties will take effect for EPs who are not meaningful users of certified EHRs.

If you have further questions about the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, please contact Sana Gokak at or 202-672-1517.