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In a group practice, will each provider need to demonstrate meaningful use in order to get Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments or can meaningful use be calculated or averaged at the group level?

Yes. Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments are made on a per EP basis, not by practice. Each EP will need to demonstrate the full requirements of meaningful use in order to qualify for the EHR incentive payments. We made this clear in the preamble to the final rule when we declined to adopt alternative means for demonstrating meaningful use on a group-practice level (75 FR 44437).

To view the final rule for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs, please visit: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-17207.pdf.

For more information about the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, please visit http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms.


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