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11/18/2013

Financial Incentives for Electronic Health Records Available to Dentists

Dentists whose practice visits reach a threshold of 30% Medicaid can be eligible for significant financial reimbursement for adapting an electronic health record (EHR) that can meet criteria for “meaningful use” established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and New York State. Dentists can receive $21,250 in the first year for adopting, implementing and upgrading certified EHR technology. Individual dentists can be eligible for up to a total of $63,750 over six years.

Both New York State’s New York e-Health Collaborative (NYeC) and the New York City Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH) provide technical assistance to help dentists qualify for these incentives. For additional information about these incentive awards, dentists practicing outside of New York City can contact Peggy Frizzell at (NYeC) at pfrizzell@nyehealth.org, 646-619-6562. Dentists practicing in New York City should contact NYC REACH at pcip@health.nyc.gov; 347-396-4888.