Eligibility and Incentive Payments
Incentive payments to Eligible Hospitals are based on a number of factors, beginning with a base payment that will be adjusted according to pre-determined formula. To participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentives Program, eligible hospitals are defined as:
- Acute care hospitals (including CAHs) with at least 10% Medicaid patient volume
- Children's hospitals (no Medicaid patient volume requirements)
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Eligible Hospitals may receive payments from both Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Programs. The exceptions are children's hospitals, which will qualify for Medicaid incentive payments only.
Eligible Hospitals may register now on the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentives Program Registration and Attestation System website. Eligible Hospitals will be placed into a "Pending State Validation" status until the Georgia Medicaid EHR Incentives Program opens for registration. When Georgia's program is available for registration, the Eligible Hospital will be notified to complete the registration process and confirm its Medicaid eligibility on the Georgia Medicaid EHR Incentives Program website at www.dch.georgia.gov/ehr.
Providers will use their GA Medicaid web portal ID and Password to access registration for incentive payments. Georgia Medicaid EHR Incentives Program registration is slated to go live in summer 2011.
Also, on January 3, 2011, CMS opened their EHR Information Center to assist the EHR Provider Community with both program and system inquiries from 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, at 1-888-734-6433 (primary number) or 1-888-734-6563 (TTY number).
For More Information, view Toolkit for Eligible Hospital.