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

Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program

EHR Incentive Program Comments or Questions:


The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) EHR Incentive Program plays an important role in establishing critical health information technology. The program is designed to:

  • Reduce Costs 
  • Improve Care and 
  • Advance Coordination Across the Healthcare Platform—resulting in better quality of care, and ultimately healthier lives. 

As of October 10, 2017, Iowa has approved over 4,700 payments to eligible professionals and hospitals with a total of over $139.7 million dollars in incentive payments.

2018 EHR Incentive Program Year: The IME is not currently accepting 2018 attestations because CMS has not released the CQM reporting period. 

2017 EHR Incentive Program Year: The IME will receive 2017 attestations through March 30, 2018.

On August 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the IPPS/LTCH final rule, which has implications for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs. Updated reporting requirements.

EHR Incentive Program Tools

Tools for Eligible Providers (EPs):

Tools for Eligible Hospitals (EHs):

Tools for Dentists:

External EHR Incentive Program Resources:


Health Information Technology (HIT)

HIT Comments or Questions:


HIT Funding Opportunities: The IME is collecting HIT opportunities and ideas to update the State Medicaid Health IT Plan (SMHP) and to support the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. Access more information regarding funding opportunities.