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 May 31, 2017, Iowa has approved 4,402 payments to eligible professionals and hospitals with a total of over $136.5 million dollars in incentive payments.

2017 EHR Incentive Program Year: The IME began receiving 2017 attestations on April 1, 2017, and will receive attestations through March 30, 2018.

Program Year First Time Demonstrating MU (Y/N)? Length of CQM Reporting Period Length of EHR Reporting Period
2017 Y 90 Days 90 Days
N Full Year


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.