Health Information Technology (HIT) & Electronic Health Records (EHR)


Iowa state 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 March 28, 2016, Iowa has approved 3,615 payments to eligible professionals and hospitals with a total of over $124.8 million dollars in incentive payments.


FOR QUESTIONS OR INQUIRIES REGARDING THE HIT AND EHR PROGRAMS
515.974.3205 (PHONE) OR imeincentives@dhs.state.ia.us (EMAIL)
 
News and Announcements
  • Last Chance to Enroll in the Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program: Program Year 2016 is the final year in which eligible professionals (EP) can begin to participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Iowa Medicaid will receive 2016 attestations through 11:59 pm, March 31, 2017. Access more information on how to get started.

  • Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Attestation Guideline for 2015: Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Attestation Guideline for 2015: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule change that impacts the guidelines by which providers attest to receive Meaningful Use (MU) Incentives for 2015. The IME will receive 2015 incentive year attestations under the new finalized guidelines starting on February 1, 2016 through April 1, 2016, 11:59 pm. The IME hosted a webinar to inform users of attestation system changes. Access the slide presentation

  • Health IT Wins  Health Information Technology (IT) in our state is picking up speed; providers are upgrading Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems, Meaningful Use dollars are being paid out, and EHR data are being exchanged via the Iowa Health Information Network or in other secure ways to improve patient outcomes. The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME), in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), will regularly share the important progress being made in Iowa through the “Health IT Wins” recurring emails.  Please look for these promotions to see what you can learn and apply from these local success stories. Or if you’d like to have your own health IT success story highlighted, reach out to the IDPH at ehealth@idph.iowa.gov or the IME at imeincentives@dhs.state.ia.us
    Read previous editions of "Health IT Wins".


Applying to the Iowa State Medicaid HIT/EHR Incentive Program:

Program Information and Additional Resources:

Comments or Questions:
Medicaid providers interested in learning more about the incentive payments, please send an email to imeincentives@dhs.state.ia.us or call Carrie Ortega, Medicaid Health IT Coordinator at 515-974-3205.