The EHR Incentive Program (also called Meaningful Use) will continue in 2017 for Medicaid Providers.
The last year for Eligible Professionals (EPs) to enroll in the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program is 2016. A Medicaid provider who successfully reports for six years has the potential to receive the maximum Medicaid incentive payment of $63,750. There are no penalties for not participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
Medicaid eligible providers include:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Certified Nurse – Midwife
- Physicians Assistants who participate in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Center (RHC) that is led by a Physician Assistant
- Doctors of Optometry (State Medicaid Plan must cover adult Optometry services)
Medicaid eligible providers must also:
- Have a minimum of 30% Medicaid patient volume (20% minimum for pediatricians), OR
- Practice predominantly in a FQHC or RHC and have at least 30% patient volume to needy individuals
To access the Kareo’s documentation for the 2017 Modified Stage 2 program requirements specific to eligible providers attesting to their state’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, click here.