S.1286 - Medicaid Information Technology to Enhance Community Health Act of 2013

A bill to encourage the adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology by safety net providers and clinics. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: A bill to encourage the adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology by safety net providers and clinics. as introduced.
  • Short: Medicaid Information Technology to Enhance Community Health Act of 2013 as introduced.
  • Short: MITECH Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Medicaid Information Technology to Enhance Community Health Act of 2013 or MITECH Act - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to extend payments to encourage the adoption and use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to qualified safety net clinics (QSNCs).

Official Summary

Medicaid Information Technology to Enhance Community Health Act of 2013 or MITECH Act - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to extend payments to encourage the adoption and use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to qualified safety net clinics (QSNCs). Defines a QSNC as a clinic or network of clinics operated by a private non-profit or public entity at least 30% percent of whose patient volume is attributable to needy individuals. Defines a \"QSNC-based\" individual as one who furnishes substantially all of his or her professional services in a QSNC and through use of the clinic's facilities and equipment, including qualified EHRs. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a procedure through which a QSNC may demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology in order to receive incentive payments.

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