There are differences between the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Acute care hospitals may receive EHR Incentive Program payments from both Medicare and Medicaid if eligible for both programs. Eligible acute care hospitals who attest/report on meaningful use to CMS for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program will be deemed meaningful users for the New Jersey Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. New Jersey Medicaid will receive the information from CMS that a hospital met the Medicare criteria and process the Medicaid incentive payment request accordingly.
The table below shows the key differences between the programs.
Please refer to the Medicaid Provisions of the EHR Incentive Program for more information: http://www.cms.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/EHR_Final_Rule-Medicaid.pdf