Medicaid Opens Meaningful Use Portal

If you participate in the Texas Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program and already have successfully attested to first-year requirements, you now may begin attesting to receive 2012 Stage 1 meaningful use incentives. As a reminder, you must certify patient volume, eligibility, and other program requirements for each year of participation. Eligibility requires that physicians have 30-percent Medicaid patient volume (20 percent for pediatricians). Starting with the second year of participation, you must annually attest to meeting meaningful use requirements.

To attest to meeting Stage 1 meaningful use requirements and receive a payment for Program Year 2, log into your account on the Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) website, scroll to "Manage Provider Account" and click on the "Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program" link. The following resources also are available:

Email or call (800) 925-9126, option 4, if you have questions.

TMA's Texas Regional Extension Center Resource Center offers information you need on services the regional extension centers (RECs) provide. The federal government established four RECs in Texas to give physicians in-depth assistance in selection, implementation, and meaningful use of an EHR. This helps to ensure eligible physicians meet the requirements to earn the EHR incentives. Visit the resource center for details on location, eligibility, and contact information.

If you have questions about these health information technology (HIT) tools and resources or if you need additional help, contact the TMA HIT Helpline at (800) 880-5720 or email HIT.

Action, May 17, 2012