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:Cost Estimate - 1 Depends on how many achieve MU! CMS estimates of EPs and EHs at onset of program 477,500 eligible as Medicare EP 95,500 of these eligible as Medicaid EP 44,100 eligible as Medicaid-only EP 5,011 EHs 3,620 acute care 1,302 CAH 78 childrens 11 cancer 27
Slide notes:How much is this all going to cost? Remember that this was part of the economic stimulus package, so the goal was to actually spend the money. The total cost of the program will depend on how many eligible professionals and eligible hospitals achieve meaningful use. When the program was initially launched, CMS made estimates of eligible professionals and eligible hospitals and made calculations based on how many would achieve meaningful use and be eligible for the funding. CMS estimated there were about 477,500 eligible professionals under Medicare, with 95,500 of those also eligible under Medicaid, and another 44,100 eligible professionals under Medicaid only. CMS estimated that there would be slightly over 5,000 eligible hospitals, most of them acute-care but some number of them critical access hospitals, and a much smaller number children's and cancer hospitals. 27