Thank you for your interest in the Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program! EHRs can help improve the way we coordinate care in Oregon, accelerating us toward a system of better health, better care and lower costs.
The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is designed to support your clinic by providing payments that assist you in installing or updating your EHR as well as achieve meaningful use of your system.
Now is the time to find out if you are eligible, register and apply!
Eligible providers (or Eligible Professionals, EPs), include Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Dentists. Physician Assistants (PA) who provide services in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or rural health clinic (RHC) that is led by a PA are also considered to be Eligible Professionals. Other eligibility criteria include Medicaid, or in some cases needy individual patient, volume thresholds and meeting meaningful use or adoption of certified EHR technology.
In Oregon, an EP can receive up to $63,750 over the course of six years. You must initiate participation no later than 2016 and participate for six years to receive the full amount.
Find out which EHR systems are certified to meet meaningful use standards for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
Meaningful Use standards are criteria set to ensure that your EHR system is fully operational and workflow is developed in a way that promotes quality care, efficiency and patient security and safety.
Eligible Professionals may register and apply for incentives now. Before you can apply, you must register with both the federal program (CMS) and state agencies.