The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) included incentives for health care providers to adopt Health Information Technology, most notably Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Meaningful Use is the set of standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that regulate the use of certified EHRs, designated by Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), for eligible providers to earn incentive payments by meeting specific criteria. There are incentive funds for both Medicare and Medicaid providers. Providers at community clinics and health centers (CCHCs) will likely benefit the most from the Medicaid EHR incentive funds. In statute, providers at Federally Qualified Health Centers are specifically listed as eligible professionals for the Medicaid EHR incentive funding.
In order to be eligible to receive these Medicaid payments, “eligible professionals” at health centers will need to demonstrate that they are “engaged in efforts to adopt, implement or upgrade (a/i/u) EHR technology.” For Stages 1, 2, & 3 eligible providers must demonstrate “meaningful use” of EHR technology. The goal of meaningful use is to implement EHRs to capture data and share advanced clinical processes and improve outcomes in order to improve health care in the United States.
Stage 2 Measures
CPCA / CalHIPSO Resources
CPCA Meaningful Use Resources for 2015 - October 13, 2014
PDF version of PowerPoint slides (pdf, 623 KB)
PDF version of the PowerPoint slides (137 KB)
CPCA has developed two Peer Resource Directories to assist members with achieving Meaningful Use. Please click here to access these members only documents.
CPCA Stage Comments
Meaningful Use Registration Toolkit - Updated 2013
CPCA updated the Meaningful Use Registration Toolkit in 2013; please click here to access it.
On October 22, 2014, CPCA hosted its first Meaningful Use Boot Camp. Participants were given binders that included the following handouts and Meaningful Use Resources:
In addition to the in-person training sessions, CPCA held a follow-up webinar to cover additional materials as well as answer attendees' questions. The recording of that webinar can be accessed here.
If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact DeeAnne McCallin, at DeeAnne@calhipso.org.