Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (MEIP)
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The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (MEIP) is a HIT program administered by DHCF that promotes the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). The MEIP was established under the provisions of the HITECH Act and provides incentive payments to certain health care professionals and hospitals that meet specific eligibility requirements when they adopt, implement, upgrade and meaningfully use CMS-certified EHR technology.
The category of eligible professionals that may apply for the MEIP is listed below. Eligible professionals must have recorded 30% Medicaid patient volume in a continuous ninety (90) day period in the previous twelve (12) months or calendar year. Pediatricians must have recorded 20% Medicaid volume. Eligible hospitals must have recorded 10% Medicaid volume. CMS pays 100% of the incentive payments and 90% of the cost to implement and operate the MEIP.
The MEIP will continue to distribute incentive payments through 2021. Eligible professionals can participate for 6 years, and participation years do not have to be consecutive. The last year an eligible professional can begin participation in the MEIP is 2016. Incentive payments for eligible professionals under the MEIP are higher than those for the Medicare Incentive Program — up to $63,750 over six years.
What are the categories of eligible professionals that may qualify for the MEIP?
- Nurse practitioners
- Certified Nurse – Midwife
- Physician Assistants (PA) who practice in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Center (RHC) that is led by a PA.
How to Register for the District's MEIP
- Register with CMS at Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Select "District of Columbia" as the state of attestation.
- Verify your EHR system is CMS-certified at EHR version for Adopt, Implement, and Upgrade (AIU).
- Register with the District’s State Level Registry at http://dc.arraincentive.com/.
Helpful Documents & Links
Regional Extension Centers (REC) (all links open in new window)
Additional Resources (all links open in new window)
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