Am I eligible?

Eligible professionals (EPs) can qualify for up to $44,000 through the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and up to $63,750 through Medicaid.  

Under the Medicare program, EPs include:

  • Doctor of medicine or osteopathy
  • Doctor of dental surgery or dental medicine
  • Doctor of podiatry
  • Doctor of optometry
  • Chiropractor


For the Medicaid program, EPs include:

  • Physicians (primarily doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy)
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Certified nurse-midwife
  • Dentist
  • Physician assistant who furnishes services in a FQHC or Rural Health Clinic led by a physician assistant

Some key requirements for Eligible Professionals:

  • All incentive payments are based on individual practitioners
  • If you are part of a practice, each EP may qualify individually for an incentive payment
  • Each EP is only eligible for one incentive payment per year, regardless of how many practices or locations at which he or she provides care
  • Hospital-based EPs are not eligible for incentive payments


For more information regarding eligibility and requirements, check out www.cms.gov

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