Am I eligible?
Am I eligible?

In order to qualify for incentives under the New Jersey Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, providers must meet both a Medicaid provider type requirement and a Medicaid patient volume requirement. Additionally, the Medicaid provider cannot be “hospital based”, defined as 90% or more of the provider's encounters taking place at an inpatient or emergency room place of service/practice location.

 

Physicians/clinicians cannot participate in both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. For more information on the differences between the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, click on this link: Medicaid vs. Medicare?

 

Provider Type Requirements

 

Only the specific types of Medicaid physicians/clinicians listed below are eligible to receive New Jersey Medicaid EHR Incentive Program payments.

 

Patient Volume Requirements

 

Eligible professionals that are not pediatricians must establish a 30% minimum Medicaid (Title XIX fee-for-service and managed care only) patient volume over any 90 day period in the most recently completed calendar year to be eligible for a New Jersey Medicaid EHR Incentive Program payment. Any attestations submitted for a calendar year 2015 EHR Incentive Program payment (available through March 31, 2016) should use patient volume from a 90 day period in calendar year 2014

 

Pediatricians will need to establish at least 20% Medicaid patient volume over any 90 day period in the most recently completed calendar year to be eligible for a 2/3 incentive payment.  Pediatricians that establish a 30% Medicaid patient volume will receive a full incentive payment.

 

The only exception to the Medicaid patient volume is if a provider practices predominantly in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), defined at 50% or more a provider's total encounters over a six month period in the most recently completed calendar year having taken place in an FQHC.  If this "practicing predominantly" condition is met, the provider can then show that 30% of their encounters were provided to "Needy Individuals", which include the following: 

 

·         Medicaid or CHIP clients;

·         Patients furnished uncompensated care by the provider; or

·         Furnished services at either no cost or on a sliding scale. 

 

Additional information on New Jersey Medicaid EHR Incentive Program patient volume calculations can be found here.