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 OR INQUIRIES REGARDING THE HIT AND EHR PROGRAMS
515.974.3205 (PHONE) OR imeincentives@dhs.state.ia.us (EMAIL)
 
News and Announcements
  • 2016 EHR Incentive Program Year Information for Eligible Professionals (EP) and Eligible Hospitals (EH): The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) will receive all 2016 attestations through 11:59 pm, March 31, 2017. Program Year 2016 is the final year in which EPs and EHs can begin to participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Read the Informational flyer.  The 2016 EHR reporting period is any continuous 90 day period. The IME has developed a Patient Volume Guidebook to assist EPs with understanding and calculating their patient volume. The IME has prepared an Eligible Hospital (EH) Tip Sheet and updated the Hospital Calculator.

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


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.