Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Lecture:What is Meaningful Use?
Slide content:Implementation - 1 Implemented through increased Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement to Eligible Professionals (EPs) Medicare: MD, DO, DDS/DMD, DPM, OD, DC Medicaid: MD, DO, DDS/DMD, Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants operating at an FQHC/RHC Hospital-based EPs not eligible (>90% service in hospital, e.g., pathologist, emergency physician) 13
Slide notes:The meaningful use program provides reimbursement to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals through the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Each program has slightly different rules. Under Medicare , eligible professionals include MDs, DOs, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, and chiropractors. Under Medicaid , the list of eligible professionals is expanded to include certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants operating in certain health care environments. One thing to note is that while hospital-based professionals, such as physicians who perform more than 90% of their service in a hospital, are not eligible for funding under the eligible professionals program, the organizations they work for are eligible for funding under the eligible hospitals program. 13