Overview

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) included incentives for health care providers to adopt Health Information Technology, most notably Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Meaningful Use is the set of standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that regulate the use of certified EHRs, designated by Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), for eligible providers to earn incentive payments by meeting specific criteria. There are incentive funds for both Medicare and Medicaid providers. Providers at community clinics and health centers (CCHCs) will likely benefit the most from the Medicaid EHR incentive funds. In statute, providers at Federally Qualified Health Centers are specifically listed as eligible professionals for the Medicaid EHR incentive funding.

In order to be eligible to receive these Medicaid payments, “eligible professionals” at health centers will need to demonstrate that they are “engaged in efforts to adopt, implement or upgrade (a/i/u) EHR technology.” For Stages 1, 2, & 3 eligible providers must demonstrate “meaningful use” of EHR technology. The goal of meaningful use is to implement EHRs to capture data and share advanced clinical processes and improve outcomes in order to improve health care in the United States.

        

                                  

                                 

Stage 1 Measures

Eligible Professional Core Objectives

Eligible Professional Menu Objectives

Stage 2 Measures

Eligible Professional Core Objectives

Eligible Professional Menu Objectives

Stage 1 vs. Stage 2 Comparison

2014 Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs)

RESOURCES

CPCA / CalHIPSO Resources

PDF version of PowerPoint slides (pdf, 623 KB)

  • CPCA & CalHIPSO EHR Stage 2 Webinar - Focusing on comments regarding proposed rules for groups - April 30, 2012

PDF version of the PowerPoint slides (137 KB)

  • CPCA & CalHIPSO EHR Incentive Webinar - Focusing on Proxy Registration - January 20, 2012

PDF version of the PowerPoint slides

  • CPCA & CalHIPSO EHR Incentive Webinar - Focusing on Provider Registration - December 19, 2011

PDF version of the PowerPoint slides

Third Party Registration for Medicaid Eligible Providers

  • CPCA & CalHIPSO EHR Incentive Webinar Series Focusing on Registration Questions - November 28, 2011

PDF version of the PowerPoint slides

 

Peer Resource Directories

CPCA has developed two Peer Resource Directories to assist members with achieving Meaningful Use.  Please click here to access these members only documents.

CPCA Stage Comments

FAQ's

Links

Meaningful Use Registration Toolkit - Updated 2013

CPCA updated the Meaningful Use Registration Toolkit in 2013; please click here to access it.

Archives

On October 22, 2014, CPCA hosted its first Meaningful Use Boot Camp. Participants were given binders that included the following handouts and Meaningful Use Resources:

In addition to the in-person training sessions, CPCA held a follow-up webinar to cover additional materials as well as answer attendees' questions. The recording of that webinar can be accessed here.

CPCA Staff Contact

If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact DeeAnne McCallin, at DeeAnne@calhipso.org.


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