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§495.312 Process for payments.

(a) General rule. States must have a process for making payments consistent with the requirements in subparts A and D of this part.

(b) Reporting data consistent with this subpart. In order to receive a payment under this part, a provider must report the required data under subpart A and this subpart within the EHR reporting period described in §495.4.

(c) State role. The State determines the provider’s eligibility for the EHR incentive payment under subpart A and this subpart and approves, processes, and makes timely payments using a process approved by CMS.

(d) State disbursement. The State disburses an incentive payment to the provider based on the criteria described in subpart A and this subpart.

(e) Timeframes. Payments are disbursed consistent with the following timeframes for each type of Medicaid eligible provider:

(1) Medicaid EPs. States disburse payments consistent with the calendar year on a rolling basis following verification of eligibility for the payment year.

(2) Medicaid eligible hospitals. States disburse payments consistent with the Federal fiscal year on a rolling basis following verification of eligibility for the payment year.

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