Question: We are currently signed up for medical Meaningful Use (MU), but would like to find out about dental Meaningful Use. Is the program the same for dental in terms of requirements? What would we need to do if interested in attesting for dental? Additionally, are there any penalties for not attesting in the final year? If we are not meeting the measures, will this affect any previous incentives received? Also, is there a requirement to continue reporting for MU even after the incentive period ends?
Answer: The Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program does allow dental providers to participate in the program. However, to participate, the dental eligible provider must have received an Adopt, Implement and Upgrade (AIU) payment prior to 2017. Meaningful Use requirements pertain to all Eligible Professionals (EPs) and do not differ for dentists. There are no Medicaid penalties in not meeting or participating in the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program in the final year of the program (2021) or any year. There is also no requirement to continue to report on your MU measures for the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program.