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In response to a number of questions i’ve been getting on calculating group practice patient volume as an alternative to the individual EP volume, i’m re-posting the Medicaid FAQ on this subject. It’s a bit dense, so if you do have clarifications, post follow up questions and we can explore […]

Medicaid EHR Incentives – Group Practice Volume


For those familiar with ARRA / HITECH and Meaningful Use, the fact that this legislation did not specifically include Behavioral Health organizations or behavioral healthcare providers has been a significant hurdle to EHR adoption and infrastructure improvement. Now, if you have read my previous posts, you know that there is an approach that […]

Behavioral Health Meaningful Use Legislation



If you’re like alot of medical providers or facilities reading the news these days, you’ve got some questions about meaningful use. And the first question you’re probably asking is, do I qualify for incentives? It’s usually followed closely by, how much? And then right after with, what do I have to […]

Do I Qualify for Meaningful Use?


If anyone out there is wondering if organizations are really receiving incentive money under the Meaningful Use Medicaid incentive program, look no further than the numbers released late February from CMS. More than 21,000 providers initiated registration for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in January and four states reported initial Medicaid […]

EHR Incentive Money is Really Happening



Behavioral Healthcare organizations CAN qualify for meaningful use incentive money. Eligible Professionals (Doctors, ARNP’s, RN’s) that work (even part time contract staff can qualify) within the organization may be eligible. If you have 10 eligible staff that do qualify under the Medicaid Program for example, you could qualify for up […]

Medicaid Meaningful Use Facts


Meaningful Use is coming to Washington State. Are you ready? If you are hoping to qualify for WA State Medicaid MU incentives under ARRA / HITECH, then April is the expected launch date of the State Medicaid program. We’re all waiting (on pins and needles) for the release of the […]

Washington State and Meaningful Use



1/31/2011 Overview of the new WA EHR Incentive Program Many providers are aware of the incentives in the federal Stimulus Bill (ARRA) to aid in the mandated transition to Electronic Health Records (EHR).  The federal government will supply 100% of the incentive payments to eligible professionals and hospitals, plus 90% […]

WA Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan (SMHP)


For Immediate Release: 12/14/2010 Contact: Heather Masters 360-923-2937 A federal stimulus program to improve health care outcomes for Washingtonians OLYMPIA – The Health Care Authority (HCA) today announced it has the approval of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology to begin the implementation phase of […]

Washington State to implement Health Information Exchange (HIE)