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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Section 1: Provider Enrollment and Responsibilities : 1.7 Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program

The Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program provides incentive payments to health-care providers and hospitals when they adopt and meaningfully use certified electronic health record technology.
The program is designed to encourage Texas health-care professionals and hospitals to make the transition to electronic health records and help build what eventually will be a statewide health information network where patient records can be shared among offices electronically.
Individual professionals and hospitals can qualify for incentive payments by adopting certified electronic health record technology that meets federal standards, then using that technology in ways that improve quality, safety, and effectiveness of patient care.
There will be three stages of meaningful use over the six-year life of the program. Providers must meet the criteria for each stage to continue receiving incentive payments.
To learn more about the program and how to participate, providers can visit for a user-friendly e-learning tool, and for the latest program news and resource documents.
For additional assistance on this and other aspects of the Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, providers can email, call the Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program at 1-855-831-6112, or call the TMHP Contact Center at 1-800-925-9126. Providers can find a complete list of HealthIT forms on the HealthIT forms page of the TMHP website at

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