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 $125.6 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. The IME will receive 2016 attestations through 11:59 pm, March 31, 2017. Read the information flyer.
     
  • New Resource for Iowa Dentists Participating in Medicaid: The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise has partnered with Telligen to provide Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program and ‘meaningful use’ assistance for Iowa Dentists participating in Medicaid. Read the information flyer on the new resource on "meaningful use" assistance and the information flyer on your last chance to enroll in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

  • Health IT Wins  Health Information Technology (IT) in our state is picking up speed; providers are upgrading to 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
    Previous editions of "Health IT Wins"


MEDICAID EHR INCENTIVE PROGRAM INFORMATION:


LAST  CHANCE  IN  2016 -  START  HERE
Register for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program 

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website outlines the 2016 EHR Incentive Program Requirements including:

​Access the CMS Registration and Attestation Site
 

Other Information 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.