Which Providers are Eligible?

HITEC-LA offers subsidized services for health care providers meeting federal ‘priority primary care provider’ criteria, which include:
  • Individual and small group practices (10 or fewer professionals with prescriptive privileges) – primarily focused on primary care;
  • Public and critical access hospitals;
  • Community health centers and rural health clinics; and
  • Other settings that predominantly serve uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved populations.
To find out eligibility for HITEC-LA services and meaningful use incentive payments, please refer to the following chart:

Provider Type/License
Eligible for
Subsidized HITEC-LA
Services
Eligible for
Medi-Cal
Incentives1
Eligible for
Medicare
Incentives
Medical Doctor (MD)
YES2
YES3
YES3
Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
YES2
YES3
YES3
Psychiatrists (MD)
NO4
YES3
YES3
Dentist (DDS/DMD)
NO4
YES
YES
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
YES2
YES3
NO
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
YES2
YES3
NO
Chiropractor (DC)
NO4
NO
YES
Physician Assistant (PA)
YES2
YES5
NO
Psychologists
NO4
NO
NO
Optometrists (OD)
NO4
YES
YES
Podiatrists (DPM)
NO4
NO
YES
Residents
NO
YES3
YES3

To determine eligibility for incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs, please click here to access the Eligibility Decision Tool.

 
1 Must meet Medi-Cal patient volume criteria:
-         Minimum 30% Medicaid patient volume;
-         Minimum 20% Medicaid patient volume and is a pediatrician; or
-         Practice predominantly in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinic (RCH) and have a minimum 30% patient volume of needy individuals.
2 Non-hospital based, certified in internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, or OB/GYN practicing in one of the following settings:
-         Physician practices of 10 providers or less;
-         Community health centers, primary care clinics, and rural health clinics;
-         Ambulatory care clinics associated with public hospitals, critical access hospitals, or rural hospitals; or
-         Other medically underserved settings.
3 Non-Hospital based:  if more than 90% of the provider’s services are performed in a hospital in-patient or emergency room setting, that provider is hospital-based and not eligible for the  EHR incentive program
4 May be eligible for REC services on a fee-for-service basis
5 Physician assistants are only eligible if practicing in FQHC or RCH that is “physician assistant-led”