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

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 March 30, 2014, Iowa has approved payments to nearly 1497eligible professionals and hospitals with a total close to $ 98 million dollars in incentive payments.

515.974.3123 (PHONE) OR (EMAIL)
News and Announcements
  • Learn More about the Protect Electronic Health Information Core Objective: If you are a provider participating in the EHR Incentive Programs, conducting or reviewing a security risk analysis is required to meet Stage 1 and Stage 2 of meaningful use. This meaningful use objective complements, but does not impose new or expanded requirements on the HIPAA Security Rule. Read more.
  • CMS issues final rule on CEHRT: CMS issued the final rule on use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). Iowa Medicaid will update its Provider Incentive Payment Portal (PIPP) to accept attestations compliant with final rule.
    Read more. (September 2014)

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 or call Tanya McAninch, Medicaid HIT Provider Incentive Coordinator at 515-974-3123.