Meaningful Use Incentive Program
Recorded on March 14, 2014 (90 minutes)

The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program provides incentive payments to eligible health professionals, hospitals, and critical access hospitals as they adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology in their first year of participation and demonstrate meaningful use for up to five remaining participation years. Eligible professionals can receive up to $63,750 over the six years that they choose to participate in the program.  Dentists who have a 30% Medicaid patient volume are eligible, and according to a December 2012 GAO report 2,484 dentists were participating as of that date. In the first year providers can receive an incentive payment for adopting, implementing, or upgrading EHR technology. Providers must demonstrate meaningful use in the remaining years to receive incentive payments.  The last year to begin participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is 2016, and 2021 is the final year for Medicaid EHR incentive payments.

By participating in the webinar participants will:

  1. Understand the structure of the Medicaid HER meaningful use incentive program, including the process for and stages of participation.
  2. Determine whether their pediatric dental practice would be eligible for and benefit from the program.
  3. Understand the patient care data benchmarks that are part of the program.

Webinar participants will hear from these experts:

Kevin Larsen, MD, FACP
Medical Director, Meaningful Use
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Kevin is Medical Director of Meaningful Use at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.  In that role he is responsible for coordinating the clinical quality measures for Meaningful Use Certification and overseas the development of the Population Health Tool Prior to working for the federal government he was Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Associate Medical Director at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Larsen graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and was a resident and chief medical resident at Hennepin County Medical Center. He is a general internist and teacher in the medical school and residency programs. His research includes health care financing for people living in poverty, computer systems to support clinical decision making, and health literacy. In Minneapolis he was also the Medical Director for the Center for Urban Health, a hospital, community collaboration to eliminate health disparities. He served on a number of state and national committees in informatics, data standards and health IT.


Dave JohnsonDave Johnson
Practice Manager
Pediatric Dental Specialists of Greater Nebraska (a practice participating in the Medicaid EHR meaningful use program)

Dave oversees all aspects of the practice including human resources, financial management, IT, training, scheduling, marketing, strategic planning, and practice management systems. He earned his bachelorís degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and enjoys working with a team that is dedicated to making a positive impact on the life of children. Married to his wife, Kristen, who is a pediatrician, the two have four children, Morgan, who is 22 years old and is currently in PT school and triplets, Evan, Claire, and Grant, who are 12 years old and involved in several sports, music and time spent with friends.  Daveís hobbies include listening to music, attending sporting events, skiing, working in the yard, playing games with family, and attending all of his kids activities.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive one hour of Continuing Education credit.

The continuing education credits issued for participation in this activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify requirements of his or her state licensing board(s).

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