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The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide financial incentives to Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Professionals to adopt, implement, upgrade and demonstrate Meaningful Use (MU) of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT).
While CMS administers the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is administered through partnerships between CMS and the state Medicaid agencies, such as MassHealth in Massachusetts. MassHealth contracted MeHI to support and process the incentive applications in the Commonwealth.
Eligible Hospitals include both Acute Care Hospitals (including Cancer Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals), and Children's Hospitals. If an EH meets the eligibility criteria, it can potentially earn millions of dollars in financial incentives. Review the Eligible Hospitals page for the incentive details and eligibility criteria.
Eligible Professionals include Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Dentists, Pediatricians, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists and certain Physician Assistants. If EPs meet the eligibility criteria, they can earn up to $63,750 in financial incentives. Review the Eligible Professionals page for the incentive details and eligibility criteria. View CMS presentation
Note: When EPs work at an EH, both the EPs and EH can apply, even if the EPs and EH use the same CEHRT. For details, review the Eligible Professionals page.
Additional guidance can be found in the Meaningful Use Toolkits in the Education section. The toolkits contain guidance for providers to implement Meaningful Use and participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
This Meaningful Use Toolkit contains resources for EHR incentive program registration, Meaningful Use attestation, and other relevant program support topics for Eligible Professionals.
This Meaningful Use Toolkit contains resources for EHR incentive program registration, Meaningful Use attestation, and other relevant program support topics for Eligible Hospitals.
MeHI also provides services via our eHealth Services Center to advise and assist providers in the adoption and Meaningful Use of EHR systems. Our services are available to all healthcare professionals and organizations, regardless of whether they participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
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Review the Registration & Attestation page for how to sign up for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
If you have questions, please contact the MeHI Services Center via phone, Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm, or via email any time. Information can also be found on the MassHealth website.