CMS Updates FAQs about Meaningful Use Program

"The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to shed light on how the Meaningful Use Incentive Program works, issuing a new frequently asked question, and updates to two more last week, according to Health Data Management.

The new FAQ addresses the fact that states must fund 10 percent of the non-federal share of HITECH administrative expenses. In its answer, CMS clarified that states have several funding options: they can fund through legislative appropriations to their Medicaid agency, intergovernmental transfer, certified, public expenditures, permissible healthcare-related taxes and donations. States must submit their proposed strategies to CMS for review and approval."