Physicians interested in receiving incentives for participation in the Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive program need to begin by adopting, implementing, or upgrading a certified EHR by 2016. It is the last year physicians may begin participation in the program to qualify for an incentive, which pays out until 2021.
Texas Medicaid eligible professionals (EPs) must be enrolled as performing or billing providers to participate in the EHR incentive program. The enrollment process can be lengthy and may take up to 60 days to complete. If you do not initiate the enrollment process early by completing and submitting the Texas Medicaid Provider Enrollment Application, you may not receive your Medicaid provider credentials in time to meet EHR program deadlines. If you already are enrolled, make sure all credentials are up to date. Read this article from Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership for additional information on the Medicaid enrollment requirements for the EHR incentive program.
For additional assistance with the Texas Medicaid EHR incentive program, email HealthIT[at]tmhp[dot]com, or call the Contact Center at (800) 925-9126 (option 4).
For more information about meaningful use, contact the TMA Health Information Technology Department by phone at (800) 880-5720 or by email.
Action, Oct. 1, 2015
Last Updated On
September 29, 2015