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The REC has federal funding to serve health care providers who are non-hospital based, certified in internal/general medicine, family medicine, pediatrics or OB/GYN practicing in one of the following settings:

  • Ambulatory practices of 10 providers or less focused primarily on primary care;
  • Community health centers and rural health clinics;
  • Public hospitals, critical access hospitals, or rural hospitals; or
  • Other medically underserved settings.

While the REC is currently offering membership only to those who qualify, the REC does plan to offer fee-based services to other providers, including specialists, in the first quarter of 2012.

Learn More About Eligibility

To learn more about eligibility for Arizona Regional Extension Center (REC) services and Meaningful Use incentive payments, please refer to the following chart:


Provider Type/License

Eligible for Subsidized REC Services

Eligible for
AHCCCS Incentives1

Eligible for Medicare Incentives

Medical Doctor (MD)

YES2

YES1,3

YES3

Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
YES2
YES1,3
YES3

Psychiatrists (MD)

NO4

YES1,3

YES3

Dentist (DDS/DMD)

NO4

YES

YES3

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

YES2

YES1,3

NO

Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)

YES2

YES1,3

NO

Chiropractor (DC)

NO4

NO

YES3

Physician Assistant (PA)

YES2

YES5

NO

Psychologists

NO4

NO

NO

Optometrists (OD)

NO4

YES

YES3

Podiatrists (DPM)

NO4

NO

YES3

Resident

NO

YES1,3

YES3

 

1 Must meet AHCCCS patient volume criteria:

- Minimum 30% Medicaid patient volume; or minimum 20% Medicaid patient volume (pediatricians); or

- Practice predominantly in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinic (RCH) and have a minimum 30% patient volume of needy individuals.

2 Non-hospital based, certified in internal/general medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, or OB/GYN practicing in one of the following settings:
- Ambulatory practices of 10 providers or less focused primarily on primary care;
- Community health centers and rural health clinics;
- Public hospitals, critical access hospitals, or rural hospitals; or
- Other medically underserved settings.

 3 Non-Hospital based: If more than 90% of a provider’s services are performed in a hospital in-patient or emergency room setting, that provider is hospital-based and not eligible for the  EHR incentive program

4 May be eligible for REC services on a fee-for-service basis, once available.

5 Physician assistants are only eligible if practicing in FQHC or RCH that is "physician assistant-led”

Learn more about incentive payments at Incentives for Meaningful Use.
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Arizone Health-e Connection acknowledges the Office of the NAtional Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services for its support of this program, which is funded under award number 90RC0035/01.