Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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A professional is a hospital-based provider / physician if 90% or more of his or her services are performed in a hospital inpatient or emergency room setting. These providers are not eligible for HITECH incentive payments from CMS.

Also see: Hospitalist

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