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?
If you’re with a Community Mental Health Center, here’s the easy version;
1. Are you a MD or ARNP or does your organization have MD’s or ARNP’s on staff? (full time, part time, contract, residents? Fine.)
2. Did you see 30% volume of Medicaid patients in your State during a 90 period? (saw 4 patients, 2 were medicaid = 50%. You meet the threshold. Really.)
3. Have you Acquired, Implemented, or Upgraded to a certified EHR system? (doesn’t have to be installed yet.)
Ok, that’s the first step. And that step could equal $21,250 for year 1 per provider, and $63,750 over 6 years per provider, if you continue to meet the requirements.