Bill for Behavioral Health EHR Incentives Advances to US House

Providers that treat mental health or substance use disorders would be eligible for financial incentives to implement behavioral health electronic health record systems under new legislation proposed in the US House of Representatives.

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Bill Would Extend Meaningful Use to Behavioral Health

Behavioral health and substance abuse facilities may become eligible to receive federal EHR incentives. Legislation introduced into the House of Representatives would extend the HITECH Act “meaningful use” EHR incentive program to behavioral health and substance abuse providers. The Health Information Technology Extension for Behavioral Health Services Act of 2010 aims to make behavioral and mental health professionals, substance...

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