An Eye Opener for EHR Incentives Ignorance

Imagine my surprise when yesterday, September 27th, 2013, few years after the EHR Incentive program was launched with tremendous fanfare, two (not one, two) Specialists told me "Oh, but I'm a Specialist", when I asked them why they are not signing up for EHR before October 1? I was talking to two specialists that have done their homework, finalized the vendor and their EHR system. But they said, they will sign soon. Both are starting a new practice October 1.

So, I asked, 'if you have decided and it is just a matter of signing the agreement, why aren't you signing before October 1? Don't you want the benefit of EHR incentive?'

Even after so much education, information published and even vendors trying to 'educate' providers of the incentive benefits, somehow, somewhere, misinformation seems to have crept in.