With the exception of dually-eligible hospitals, providers can only participate in one of the EHR Incentive Programs—Medicare or Medicaid—each year. This listserv message outlines key differences between the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs to help you determine which EHR Incentive Program is right for you.
Who is eligible?
Medicare EHR Incentive Program, eligible participants include:
Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, eligible participants include:
If you represent a hospital that meets all of the following qualifications, you are dually-eligible for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs:
- You are a subsection(d) hospital in the 50 U.S. States or the District of Columbia, or you are a CAH; and
- You have a CMS Certification Number ending in 0001-0879 or 1300-1399; and
- You have 10% of your patient volume derived from Medicaid encounters.
We encourage potential participants to review CMS' comparison chart to learn more about the differences between the two EHR Incentive Programs, and use the Eligibility Wizard to determine for which program they may be eligible.