According to a recent article by Modern Healthcare the CMS has announced that four additional states have opened for up for registration for Medicaid incentive payments. This brings the total number of states involved in the program to 27.
Under the 2009 economic stimulus package, health care providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record systems can qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments.
The four states that have most recently launched their Medicaid meaningful use programs are Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Oregon.
Eligible Providers began signing up beginning Sept. 5 in Florida and Illinois., September 9th in Georgia and they can begin signing up beginning September 28th in Oregon.