The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare advocates policies for ensuring that people who are ill can get access to comprehensive healthcare. Serving almost 2,000 members the organization’s mission is to support the more than 8 million adults and children suffering from mental illness and addiction disorders.
Under the HITECH Act, behavioral health facilities are not currently eligible for CMS EHR incentives. However, certain providers working in behavioral health including psychiatrists, other physicians, and nurse practitioners are eligible for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program providing they meet specified meaningful use requirements. The National Council is looking to educate behavioral health providers who may qualify for incentives and is hosting a webinar tomorrow at 12 noon Eastern.
Webinar: You ARE Eligible for MU Incentives Now: Find Out How
Date: July 17, 12 – 1:30 pm Eastern
Speakers: Michael R. Lardiere, LCSW, Vice President, HIT & Strategic Development, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare; Dona Rivera-Gulko, Vice President, Adult Network Services, CODAC; Kecia Fulcher, Director of Clinical Operations, Pennyroyal Center
Overview: Although behavioral health organizations were not deemed eligible for Meaningful Use Incentive facility payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, certain providers working in behavioral health — psychiatrists, other physicians, and nurse practitioners — are eligible for the Medicaid Incentive Program if they meet specified MU criteria. Does your organization have eligible providers? What criteria have to be met and how do you claim incentive payments? Join us to get answers from National Council experts and colleagues from behavioral health organizations whose providers have already received MU incentive dollars.
This webinar is part of the National Council’s ongoing efforts to prepare behavioral healthcare providers for the future of health IT. You can review a complete list of all of their webinars past and future here.