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Medicaid (Title XIX of the Social Security Act)
Electronic Health Records


a.) Electronic Health Records131

In an effort to improve the use, collection and disclosure of health information, states can receive funding for the adoption and use of certified EHR technology.132  In order to qualify for funding, the state must track meaningful use by Medicaid providers and conduct program oversight.133  The Secretary shall periodically submit reports to Congress that include a description of any improvements in health outcomes, clinical quality, or efficiency resulting from EHR adoption.134



  • 131. Social Security Act § 1903, 42 U.S.C. 1396b (available at
  • 132. Social Security Act § 1903(a)(3)(F)(i), 42 U.S.C. 1396b(a)(3)(F)(i); Social Security Act § 1903(t)(1), 42 U.S.C. 1396b(t)(1).
  • 133. Social Security Act § 1903(t)(9), 42 U.S.C. 1396b(t)(9).
  • 134. Social Security Act § 1903(t)(10), 42 U.S.C. 1396b(t)(10).