It is recognized that electronic health record technology and health information technology is not an end in itself; it is a vehicle to achieve defined goals and objectives. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act established programs for Medicare and Medicaid to provide incentive payments for the "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology. The first part of the incentive program focuses on adopting, implementing, or upgrading Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR)Technology. The subsequent additional incentive payments focus on utilizing the certified EHR technology in a meaningful way.
- Adopt, implement, or upgrade to Certified Electronic Health Record Technology.
- Registration - Enroll in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program through CMS’s online portal, the National Level Repository. Registration for the New Jersey Medicaid EHR Incentive Program began on November 7, 2011.
- Attestation - Complete the necessary information to confirm your eligibility for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program starting on December 19, 2011. This process takes place in the New Jersey MMIS Provider Portal available through www.njmmis.com.
- Payment - After New Jersey Medicaid validates your registration, volume, and attestation information, an incentive payment will be distributed to you. Initial payment distributions will occur in January or February 2012.
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