Medi-Cal Incentive Program

Medi-Cal Incentive Program

The Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Program will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals 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.

Providers applying for the Medi-Cal incentive will qualify if they meet one of three categories:

  1. Medi-Cal recipients comprise 30% of your patient volume. See more information on Medi-Cal patient volume.
  2. If you are a pediatrician, you can qualify if Medi-Cal recipients comprise 20% of your patient volume. However, pediatricians who fall between 20% and 30% of patient volume will only qualify for two thirds of the total incentive ($42,500).
  3. If you practice in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), you will qualify if “needy individuals” (Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, sliding scale, or uncompensated care) comprise 30% of your patient volume.

Registration

All eligible providers submitting to the State for the Medi-Cal incentive program must register with the CMS Incentive Program FIRST and then register with the State Medi-Cal Incentive Program.

 

  1. First, providers will need to register with the CMS Incentive Program

Complete step-by-step Medi-Cal Eligible Provider CMS registration guide.

To register with CMS go to https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/loginWarning.action

 

  1. Second, providers will need to register with the Provider State Medi-Cal Program

Complete step-by-step Medi-Cal Eligible Provider State registration guide.

Complete step by step Medi-Cal Groups and Clinics registration guide.

See this guide for more information on Groups and Clinics.

To register with the State Level Registry go to http://medi-cal.ehr.ca.gov/