The requirements of meaningful use to qualify for incentive payments are defined in the final EHR incentive program rule. The Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs provide a financial reward for the meaningful use of certified EHRs to achieve health and efficiency goals. By implementing and meaningfully using an EHR system, providers will reap benefits beyond financial incentives - like reduction in errors, availability of records and data, and reminders and alerts.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology maintains an up-to-date list of all certified EHR software and modules . This list will grow as more EHR products are certified.
To qualify for incentive payments, meaningful use requirements must be met in the following ways:
The requirements of meaningful use to qualify for incentive payments are defined in the final EHR incentive program rules . The Recovery Act specifies three main components of Meaningful Use:
In July 2010, CMS and ONC posted final rules for EHR Incentive Programs and definitions of Meaningful Use. These rules definitively outline what is required by providers to receive EHR incentive payments in 2011 and 2012. These can be found here.
Medicaid plans to allow providers to participate in Year 2 (Meaningful Use)of the Maryland Medicaid EHR Incentive Program beginning on Friday, December 21st. Providers seeking to participate inYear 2 must choose a 90-day period in calendar year 2012 to report their Meaningful Use measures.
Medicaid is applying an attestation tail of 90 days into calendar year 2013 to allow providers to report for Meaningful Use. Although Maryland Medicaid will allow providers to submit Meaningful Use information through March 31, 2013, the Meaningful Use period must still be in a consecutive 90-day period in calendar year 2012, and your 90-day patient volume must be based in calendar year 2011.
Maryland's Meaningful Use Resource Center is Now Live!
Contact the Resource Center at 1-877-952-7477 or email: email@example.com
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464