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HHS OIG Report: Early Review of States’ Planned Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Oversight

The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) titled, “Early Review of States’ Planned Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Oversight.”

The report explores 13 states’ intentions and plans for ensuring the integrity of the Medicaid version of the EHR Incentive Program.  Specifically, the document outlines the eligibility requirements of the Medicaid version of the EHR Incentive Program, and explores which states are verifying that participants meet the eligibility requirements prior to issuing “meaningful use” incentive payments.

As a reminder, to be eligible for the Medicaid version of the EHR Incentive Program, a physician would need to have 30 percent or more of his/her patient volume supported by Medicaid (20 percent for pediatricians).  Unlike the Medicare version of the program, the Medicaid version also allows participation by certain types of allied health professionals in very specific practice settings.

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