EHR Incentive Program
Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
Registration and Attestation System

About This Site

The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals as they demonstrate adoption, implementation, upgrading, or meaningful use of certified EHR technology. These incentive programs are designed to support providers in this period of Health IT transition and instill the use of EHRs in meaningful ways to help our nation to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient health care.

This web system is for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Those wanting to take part in the program will use this system to register and participate in the program.

Additional Resources:   For User Guides to Registration and Attestation that will show you how to complete these modules, a list of EHR technology that is certified for this program, specification sheets with additional information on each Meaningful Use objective, and other general resources that will help you complete registration and attestation, please visit CMS website opens new browser window

Eligible to Participate - There are two types of groups who can participate in the programs. For detailed information, visit CMS website opens new browser window.

Overview of Eligible Professional (EP) and Eligible Hospital Types

Eligible Professionals (EPs)

Medicare EPs include:
  • Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy
  • Doctors of Dental Surgery or Dental Medicine
  • Doctors of Podiatric Medicine
  • Doctors of Optometry
  • Chiropractors

Medicare Advantage Organization (MAO) EPs - A qualifying MAO may receive an incentive payment for their EPs. For more information, visit CMS website opens new browser window.

NOTE: EPs may NOT be hospital-based. This is defined as any provider who furnishes 90% or more of their services in a hospital setting (inpatient or emergency room).
Medicaid EPs include:
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse - Midwife
  • Dentists
  • Physicians Assistants who practice in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Center (RHC) that is led by a Physician Assistant.
  • Doctors of Optometry
Further, Medicaid EPs must also:
  • Have a minimum of 30% Medicaid patient volume (20% minimum for pediatricians), OR
  • Practice predominantly in a FQHC or RHC and have at least 30% patient volume to needy individuals.

Eligible Hospitals

Medicaid Eligible Hospitals include:
  • Acute Care Hospitals with at least 10% Medicaid patient volume. May include CAHs and cancer hospitals.
  • Children's Hospitals