EHR EP Decision Tool

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Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs from The EHR Incentive Program. This slide show is a flow chart to help eligible professionals determine eligibility for the Medicare & Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs.

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EHR EP Decision Tool

  1. 1. Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Flow Chart to Help Eligible Professionals (EPs) Determine Eligibility for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Next
  2. 2. Introduction • A Medicaid EP may also qualify for the Medicare incentive • An EP who qualifies for both programs may only participate in one program • EPs who qualify for EHR incentive payments under Medicare or Medicaid will maximize their payments by choosing the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.Back Begin
  3. 3. Service Setting • Did you perform 90% of your services in an inpatient hospital or emergency room hospital setting? Yes NoBack
  4. 4. Medicaid • Were at least 30% of your services furnished to Medicaid* patients?** (20% requirement for pediatricians)? *To determine eligibility for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, EPs should follow the path of answering “No” to this question. Please note that an EP who qualifies for both programs may only participate in one program. ** Medicaid patients might be fee-for-service encounters where the State Medicaid Agency pays you for your services (this includes primary care case management and medical home programs). Also, it might mean that you see patients through a state’s Medicaid managed care program (i.e., you are a network provider for a managed care organization contracted to provide Medicaid services). Please contact your State Medicaid Agency about this and for more information about calculating the patient volume with precision. Yes NoBack
  5. 5. FQHC or RHC • Did you practice predominantly* in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinic (RHC) with a 30% needy individual** patient volume threshold? *"Practicing Predominantly" means that more than 50% of your clinical services were provided in an FQHC or RHC in a six- month period in the most recent year. **“Needy Individuals” include individuals who are: (1) Receiving medical assistance from Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); (2) Furnished uncompensated care by the provider; or (3) Furnished services at either no cost or reduced cost based on a sliding scale Yes NoBack
  6. 6. Medicaid EPs • Are you one of the following? – Physician* – Nurse practitioner *Physicians in the Medicaid program are almost always required to be Medical Doctors (MDs) or Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs). – Physician assistant – Dentist practicing in an FQHC or RHC led by a – Certified nurse- physician assistant midwife Yes NoBack
  7. 7. Medicaid EPs • Are you one of the following? – Physician* – Nurse practitioner *Physicians in the Medicaid program are almost always required to be Medical Doctors (MDs) or Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs). – Physician assistant – Dentist practicing in an FQHC – Certified nurse- or RHC led by a midwife physician assistant Yes NoBack
  8. 8. Medicare • Do you treat Medicare patients and bill for Part B services on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule? Yes NoBack
  9. 9. Medicare EPs • Are you one of the following? – Doctor of medicine or osteopathy – Doctor of oral surgery or dental medicine – Doctor of podiatric medicine – Doctor of optometry – Chiropractor Yes NoBack
  10. 10. Eligibility Result If you adopt, implement or upgrade to or successfully demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology, you may be eligible to receive an incentive payment under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. NOTE: EPs who qualify for incentive payments under both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will maximize their payments by choosing the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.Back End
  11. 11. Eligibility Result If you adopt, implement or upgrade to or successfully demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology, you may be eligible to receive an incentive payment under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. NOTE: EPs who qualify for incentive payments under both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will maximize their payments by choosing the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.Back End
  12. 12. Eligibility Result If you successfully demonstrate meaningful use, you may be eligible to receive an incentive payment under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. NOTE: EPs who qualify for incentive payments under both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will maximize their payments by choosing the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.Back End
  13. 13. Eligibility Result You are NOT currently eligible to receive an incentive payment under the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.Back End
  14. 14. Eligibility Result You are NOT currently eligible to receive an incentive payment under the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.Back End
  15. 15. Eligibility Result You are NOT currently eligible to receive an incentive payment under the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.Back End
  16. 16. Eligibility Result You are NOT currently eligible to receive an incentive payment under the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.Back End
  17. 17. Eligibility Result You are NOT currently eligible to receive an incentive payment under the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.Back End
  18. 18. For More Informationhttp://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CMSGov Press <Esc> to end

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