I was recently asked whether non-physician practitioners (e.g., nurse practitioners and physician assistants) must meet the meaningful use order entry requirements under the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. The answer is yes.
The following are considered “eligible professionals” (EPs) who can participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program:
- Physicians (primarily doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy)
- Nurse practitioners
- Certified nurse-midwives
- Physician assistants who furnish services in a Federally Qualified Health Center or Rural Health Clinic that is led by a physician assistant
All participating EPs must meet the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) requirements of the Incentive Program in order to receive incentive payments.