Frequently Asked Questions

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I heard there were certain percentage of patients that had to be either Medicare or Medicaid and that a physician had to decide which they were going to apply for. What if their practice includes both types of patients?

Clinics are not eligible for EHR incentive payments. However, eligible professionals who qualify for an EHR incentive payment may reassign that payment to the taxpayer identification number (TIN) of their employer, if they so choose. You are correct that eligible professionals must choose either the Medicare or the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, and may not simultaneously receive payments from both programs if they qualify for both. They may make a one-time switch after having received an incentive payment, but the switch must occur before 2015. For more information about the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, please visit Keywords: FAQ10129

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