Health Information Technology (HIT) and Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program

Health Information Technology (HIT) and Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program 

(Formerly known as the "Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program")

Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program Comments or Questions:


The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program plays an important role in establishing critical health information technology. The program is dedicated to improving interoperability and patients’ access to health information and to move providers towards advanced use of health information technology to:

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

As of May 31, 2018, Iowa has approved over 5,000 payments to eligible professionals and hospitals with a total of over $141 million dollars in incentive payments.

2018 Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program Year: The IME will accept 2018 attestations from July 16, 2018 through March 31, 2019.  

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.

Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program Tools

Tools for Eligible Providers (EPs):

Tools for Eligible Hospitals (EHs):

Tools for Dentists:

External Promoting Interoperability (PI) 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.