The federal electronic medical record (EHR) meaningful use program provides incentives to physicians accepting Medicaid. To be eligible, Medicaid patients or encounters must account for 30 percent of office visits. Pediatricians are eligible at a 20-percent level.
Physicians interested in participating in the Medicaid meaningful use program or needing a refresher should view the Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program self-paced training modules. As a reminder, physicians can't receive money from both Medicaid and Medicare EHR incentive programs; they must choose one.
The Texas regional extension centers (RECs) have received grants from Medicaid to assist physicians with the EHR incentive program if they are serving patients that meet certain health priorities as defined by Medicaid. Physicians should call their local REC to see if they qualify for this assistance.
Physicians who have questions related to the EHR meaningful use program can contact TMA's Health Information Technology Department by phone at (800) 880-5720 or email.
Action, Aug. 15, 2014