Average Medicare Allowable Charges Poll

Posted on July 9, 2009 I Written By

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As I mentioned in my previous post on the ARRA EHR stimulus payments under Medicare, a clinic needs to have at least $24k in allowable charges in order to receive the full EMR stimulus money of $18k. This poll is an attempt to get an idea of if most doctors offices have over $24k in allowable charges or not. I imagine Obama and company looked at this number when planning for ARRA, but I haven’t seen any data on how many clinics will be eligible for the full $18k in EMR stimulus money.

Thanks for the input. I think it will also be interesting to see how many people respond that they don’t take Medicare either. I probably should also do something similar for Medicaid. I guess that’s a future post.