42 CFR 495.304 - Medicaid provider scope and eligibility.

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§ 495.304 Medicaid provider scope and eligibility.
(a) General rule. The following Medicaid providers are eligible to participate in the HIT incentives program:
(1) Medicaid EPs.
(2) Acute care hospitals.
(3) Children's hospitals.
(b) Medicaid EP. The Medicaid professional eligible for an EHR incentive payment is limited to the following when consistent with the scope of practice regulations, as applicable for each professional (§§ 440.50, 440.60, 440.100; §§ 440.165, and 440.166):
(1) A physician.
(2) A dentist.
(3) A certified nurse-midwife.
(4) A nurse practitioner.
(5) A physician assistant practicing in a Federally qualified health center (FQHC) led by a physician assistant or a rural health clinic (RHC), that is so led by a physician assistant.
(c) Additional requirements for the Medicaid EP. To qualify for an EHR incentive payment, a Medicaid EP must, for each year for which the EP seeks an EHR incentive payment, not be hospital-based as defined at § 495.4 of this subpart, and meet one of the following criteria:
(1) Have a minimum 30 percent patient volume attributable to individuals enrolled in a Medicaid program.
(2) Have a minimum 20 percent patient volume attributable to individuals enrolled in a Medicaid program, and be a pediatrician.
(3) Practice predominantly in a FQHC or RHC and have a minimum 30 percent patient volume attributable to needy individuals, as defined at § 495.302.
(d) Exception. The hospital-based exclusion in paragraph (c) of this section does not apply to the Medicaid-EP qualifying based on practicing predominantly at a FQHC or RHC.
(e) Additional requirement for the eligible hospital. To be eligible for an EHR incentive payment for each year for which the eligible hospital seeks an EHR incentive payment, the eligible hospital must meet the following criteria:
(1) An acute care hospital must have at least a 10 percent Medicaid patient volume for each year for which the hospital seeks an EHR incentive payment.
(2) A children's hospital is exempt from meeting a patient volume threshold.
(f) Further patient volume requirements for the Medicaid EP. For payment year 2013 and all subsequent payment years, at least one clinical location used in the calculation of patient volume must have Certified EHR Technology—
(1) During the payment year for which the EP attests to having adopted, implemented or upgraded Certified EHR Technology (for the first payment year); or
(2) During the payment year for which the EP attests it is a meaningful EHR user.
[75 FR 44565, July 28, 2010, as amended at 77 FR 54160, Sept. 4, 2012]

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  • 2013-12-10; vol. 78 # 237 - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    1. 78 FR 74826 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program; Organ Procurement Organizations; Quality Improvement Organizations; Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program; Provider Reimbursement Determinations and Appeals
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Final rule with comment period and final rules.
      Effective Dates: The final rule with comment period and final rules in this document are effective on January 1, 2014, with the exception of 42 CFR 412.167; 42 CFR 486.316 and 486.318; 42 CFR 475.1 and 475.100 through 475.107; and 42 CFR 495.4 and 495.104, which are effective on January 27, 2014. Implementation Date: The implementation date for the policies specified under section II.A.2.e. of the final rule with comment period relating to comprehensive Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) groups is January 1, 2015. Comment Period: We will consider comments on the payment classification assigned to HCPCS codes identified in Addenda B, AA, and BB of this final rule with comment period with the “NI” comment indicator, and on other areas specified throughout this rule, received at one of the addresses provided in the ADDRESSES section no later than 5 p.m. EST on January 27, 2014. Application Deadline —New Class of New Technology Intraocular Lenses: Request for review of applications for a new class of new technology intraocular lenses must be received by 5 p.m. EST on March 3, 2014.
      42 CFR Parts 405, 410, 412, 419, 475, 476, 486, and 495

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Title 42 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR 495 after this date.

  • 2013-12-10; vol. 78 # 237 - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    1. 78 FR 74826 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program; Organ Procurement Organizations; Quality Improvement Organizations; Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program; Provider Reimbursement Determinations and Appeals
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Final rule with comment period and final rules.
      Effective Dates: The final rule with comment period and final rules in this document are effective on January 1, 2014, with the exception of 42 CFR 412.167; 42 CFR 486.316 and 486.318; 42 CFR 475.1 and 475.100 through 475.107; and 42 CFR 495.4 and 495.104, which are effective on January 27, 2014. Implementation Date: The implementation date for the policies specified under section II.A.2.e. of the final rule with comment period relating to comprehensive Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) groups is January 1, 2015. Comment Period: We will consider comments on the payment classification assigned to HCPCS codes identified in Addenda B, AA, and BB of this final rule with comment period with the “NI” comment indicator, and on other areas specified throughout this rule, received at one of the addresses provided in the ADDRESSES section no later than 5 p.m. EST on January 27, 2014. Application Deadline —New Class of New Technology Intraocular Lenses: Request for review of applications for a new class of new technology intraocular lenses must be received by 5 p.m. EST on March 3, 2014.
      42 CFR Parts 405, 410, 412, 419, 475, 476, 486, and 495