For the Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, a Medicaid-eligible professional (EP) is defined as a:
NOTE: CMS also allows physician assistants who provide services in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) or Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) led by a physician assistant to participate. However, physician assistants need to be supervised in Maryland, so Maryland Medicaid effectively does not allow physician assistant participation.
To qualify for Electronic Health Record incentive payment, a Medicaid-eligible professional must not be hospital-based and must meet one of the following criteria:
Hospital-based eligible professionals are defined as eligible professionals who furnish 90% or more of their services in either inpatient or emergency departments of a hospital. Hospital-based eligible professionals do no qualify for Medicare or Medicaid Electronic Health Record payments.
Eligible professionals may receive up to $63,750, available over six years. The first year's incentive payment is $21,250 and each subsequent year is $8,500.
Maryland Medicaid is no longer accepting applications for new Electronic Health Record Incentive Program participants. Program Year 2016 was the last year to begin participation.
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