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EHR Incentive Payment Audits

EHR Incentive Payment Audits

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 authorized the implementation of the Texas Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. The Medicaid/CHIP Division of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) began making incentive payments to eligible providers and eligible hospitals in 2011 for the adoption, implementation, upgrade, and meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology.

The HITECH Act requires states to conduct audits of payments to providers and hospitals participating in the incentive program. HHSC has contracted with the CPA firm of Davila, Buschhorn & Associates, P.C. to conduct audits of incentive payments on behalf of the State.

Representatives of Davila, Buschhorn & Associates, P.C. will be contacting providers who have been selected for audit. If you receive a notice of audit, please respond within ten (10) days with all requested information. The information you provide will be used for the sole purpose of the Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program audits.

Steps to Avoid EHR Incentive Payment Delays

Eligible professionals who want payments assigned directly to them must have Social Security number on file with TMHP Eligible professionals (EPs should be aware of the following before beginning enrollment in the Texas Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program: If you will be assigning the incentive payment to yourself, your Social Security number (SSN)Continue Reading

EHR Incentive Payment Overview

Under the provisions of the HITECH Act, State Medicaid programs are establishing EHR Incentive Programs. These programs provide for incentive payments to certain health care professionals and hospitals that meet specific eligibility requirements when they adopt, implement, and meaningfully use certified EHR technology. To be eligible for incentive programs, health care professionals and hospitals mustContinue Reading

Meaningful Use Deadline…

Physicians who met the reporting requirements for Medicare’s meaningful use program for electronic health records (EHR) in 2011 have until¬†February 29, 2012 to register and attest to meeting meaningful use requirements to receive payments for 2011 through the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System. February 29, 2012 also is the deadlineContinue Reading