Meaningful Use

Meaningful Use is the set of standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Programs that governs the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and allows eligible providers and hospitals to earn incentive payments by meeting specific criteria.

Meaningful Use is meant to improve the quality of health care in the United States by promiting the use Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

The benefits of the Meaningful Use of EHRs include:

Medicare EHR Incentive Program

Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Eligibility Requirements for Professionals:

Eligible professionals under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program include: Eligible professionals under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program include:
Doctor of medicine or osteopathy Physicians (primarily doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy)
Doctor of dental surgery or dental medicine Nurse practitioner
Doctor of podiatry Certified nurse-midwife
Doctor of optometry Dentist
Chiropractor Physician assistant who furnishes services in a Federally Qualified Health Center of Rural Health Clinic that is led by a physician assistant.