§ 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 the end of the EHR reporting period for the payment year.
(2) Medicaid eligible hospitals. States disburse payments consistent with the Federal fiscal year on a rolling basis following the end of the EHR reporting period for the payment year.