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 February16, 2017, Iowa has approved 4,267 payments to eligible professionals and hospitals with a total of over $134 million dollars in incentive payments.


FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE EHR INCENTIVE PROGRAM
515.974.3161 (PHONE) or 515.9743219 (PHONE) or imeincentives@dhs.state.ia.us (EMAIL)
OR FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING HIT 
515.974.3205 (PHONE) 
 
News and Announcements

Hospital Patient Volume Template (Excel File)
2016 Program Requirements
EHR Incentive Program Information
Medicare Payment Adjustment and Hardship Information

  • 2017 EHR Incentive Program Year: The IME will begin receiving 2017 attestations on April 1, 2017. The EHR reporting period is 90 days for everyone, however, the CQM reporting period is 90 days for those demonstrating Meaningful Use for the first time and 365 days for all others. 

2017 Program Information
2017 Medicare EHR Payment Adjustment Fact Sheet for EPs 
Medicare Payment Adjustments & Hardship Information


MEDICAID EHR INCENTIVE PROGRAM INFORMATION:


LAST  CHANCE  to Enroll in the Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

Access the CMS Registration and Attestation Site -  (click to access)

Attest at the Iowa Medicaid EHR Provider Incentive Payment Portal (PIPP) -  (click here to attest)

Instructional Guidance to Register and Attest -  (click to access)

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

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.