Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payment Program
Iowa States Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is playing an important role in establishing critical health information technology designed to reduce costs, improve care and advance coordination across the healthcare platform, leading to better coordination, quality of care, and healthier lives. As of December 30, 2013, Iowa has approved payments to nearly 1438 eligible professionals and hospitals with a total close to $94 million dollars in incentive payments.
2013 EHR Incentive Program Attestation Deadline
Eligible Providers attesting to (Adopt, Implement, and Upgrade) AIU or 90 days of Meaningful Use for the 2013 incentive year must complete their attestation by March 1, 2014.
Recent system issues have prevented providers who were ready to attest to 365 days of Meaningful Use from completing their attestations. Iowa Medicaid is extending the 2013 EHR Incentive Attestation deadline to April 4, 2014 for providers who have been affected by this issue.
Applying to the Iowa State Medicaid EHR Incentive Program: Click here to Attest!
Program Information and Additional Resources:
Introduction to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals Guide
The "Introduction to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals" guide is now available at the CMS EHR Incentive Program website on the Educational Materials tab, found here - http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/Downloads/Medicaid-EHR-Guide.pdf. This guide provides a one-stop shop for EPs, covering eligibility, registration, incentive payment, AIU, meaningful use, CQMs, and other Medicaid EHR Incentive Program subtopics.
- Iowa EHR Program FAQ Sheet
CMS EHR Incentive Program
The official Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website for the CMS EHR Incentive Programs
EHR Incentive Program Eligibility Wizard
Allows professional and hospitals determine their preliminary eligibility for the CMS Incentive program in an easy wizard.
List of Certified EHR Technology
The most current list of certified EHR technologies from the Office of the National Coordinator
- Health IT: Standards, Specifications and Certification for Electronic Health Records Technology Final Rule
- Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Final Rule
Iowa State Medicaid HIT Plan (SMHP)
IME's SMHP serves as IME's strategic HIT planning document. IME expects that medical advances, HIT advances, federal and state legislation, and provider needs evolve. Therefore, IME will revise the SMHP on an annual basis to show a rolling five-year vision of HIT needs within Iowa. This annual revision cycle aligns the needs of IME's members, provider network, and HIT investments.
- Hospital Incentive Payment Calculator
- Incentive Recipient List
Comments or Questions:
Medicaid providers interested in learning more about the incentive payments, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tanya McAninch, EHR Incentive Program Specialist, at 515-974-3123.