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October 3 is last day for you to begin your 90-day meaningful use qualifying period for this year. You must register with CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service) and use your eligible EHR for at least 90 days to receive meaningful use subsidies.

MDoffice is certified for meaningful use EHR subsidies. If you are an eligible health professional and use MDoffice, you should take steps to register before the deadline.
Eligibility Requirements
If you performed 90 percent of your services in an inpatient hospital or an emergency room you are not eligible for subsidies. To qualify for Medicaid at least 30 percent of your patients must be under Medicaid. If you are a pediatrician only 20 percent of your patients have to be under Medicaid.
Medicare or Medicaid?
If you are eligible for Medicaid you may also be eligible for Medicare. You have to choose one or the other. You can’t choose both. You may be eligible to receive subsidies of up to $44,000 over five years through Medicare and $63,750 over five years through Medicaid.
Patient Demographics
You must record demographics and email addresses for more than 50 percent of unique patients that you see during the 90-day reporting period. These data, like the core data, must be structured and follow specific rules. MDoffice has made this simple for you. Our software meets all the specified rules.
Core Meaningful Use Data
CMS requires you record three core meaningful use data on 80 percent of the patient that you see during the 90 day period. These data must be structured or built into your EHR as opposed to free text notes that you write in yourself.

The core data includes a current list of patient problems, active medications and active allergies.

MDoffice EHR has these structured data built in to its patient charts. All you have to do is point and click. This qualifying ability was confirmed by the Drummond Group in certifying MDoffice as EHR that is eligible meaningful use subsidies.
E-Prescriptions
To qualify for meaningful use incentives, you must transmit more than 40 percent of your prescriptions electronically. To enroll for e-Rx you need your MDoffice practice ID and username, your provider NPI, a copy of your medical license and a copy of your driver’s license or passport.
Patient Access
You need to grant your patients electronic access to their personal health records. Only patients with an email can access their health records, but this ability will ensure that they can get current information about diagnoses, lab results, medications and other steps in their treatment. You should grant your patients access to their health records to ensure that you are complying with meaningful use standards in the future. If you’re uncertain how to set up patient access, ask us.
Registration Instructions
For detailed instructions on how to register for meaningful use subsidies click here. This page will give you links to 13 registration steps plus a translation of acronyms for eligible health care professionals and 14 registration steps plus a translation of acronyms for eligible hospitals.
Registering
To register for CMS meaningful use subsidies you will need a username and password to log into NPPES (National Plan and Provider Enumeration System.) Use the same username and password that you use to log MDoffice onto PECOS (Medicare Provider enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System).

Go to the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System here.
Meaningful Use Stages
The 90-day use period is the first step in three major stages of EHR certification that CMS will put in place over the 5-year period in which you will receive meaningful use subsidies. New requirements will be added at each MDoffice software meets all meaningful use standards and MDoffice will continue to meet them as new requirements are added in succeeding years. We will update you as necessary on added requirements and how to make sure you continue to receive your subsidies.