Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program

Welcome and Program Overview

Welcome to the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program website. The EHR Incentive Program was established as part of Section 4201 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The program is one part of the broader health information technology (HIT) infrastructure to reform health care and improve health care quality, efficiency, and patient safety.

The Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program provides incentive payments to Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Professionals as they adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate the Meaningful Use of CEHRT.

Announcements

Below is information on the status of Eligible Professional (EP) and Eligible Hospital (EH) attestations, as well as other general announcements about the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

EP 2016 Attestations

  • Wisconsin Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program is not accepting Program Year 2016 attestations at this time.

    Program Year 2016 applications will be made available to Eligible Professionals no earlier than September 1, 2016. This delay is necessary because the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program does not accept applications for more than one Program Year at a time. Additional information regarding the timeline for accepting Program Year 2016 applications will be announced in a ForwardHealth Update later this summer.
  • In Program Year 2016, all Eligible Professionals are required to use technology certified to the 2014 Edition, the 2015 Edition, or a combination of the two editions.
    The standard deduction for Eligible Professional patient volume in Program Year 2016 is 4.65 percent.
    All Eligible Professionals are required to submit documentation to support their attestation. For more information, refer to Eligible Professionals – Required Documentation.
  • As a reminder, the last year for an Eligible Professional to initiate participation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is 2016. See 2016: Last Year to Initiate Participation (P-00358) to learn more about the benefits of adopting CEHRT.

EH 2016 Attestations

  • Wisconsin Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program is not accepting Program Year 2016 attestations at this time.

    Program Year 2016 applications will be made available to Eligible Hospitals no earlier than September 1, 2016. This delay is necessary because the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program does not accept applications for more than one Program Year at a time. Additional information regarding the timeline for accepting Program Year 2016 applications will be announced in a ForwardHealth Update later this summer.
  • In Program Year 2016, all Eligible Professionals are required to use technology certified to the 2014 Edition, the 2015 Edition, or a combination of the two editions.
  • All Eligible Hospitals are required to submit documentation to support their attestation. For more information, refer to Eligible Hospitals – Required Documentation.

General

  • Visit the Resources page to view our previously recorded educational webinars.
  • Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Professionals are required to register with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH), to initiate an onboarding process for any of the public health objectives. For more information, visit Public Health.
  • Supported by MetaStar and funded by DHS, the Medicaid Health IT Extension Program now offers free expert assistance to Medicaid-enrolled health care providers as they adopt, implement, upgrade, and meaningfully use CEHRT. For more information on these services or to sign up for assistance, go to the Contacts page or email info@metastar.com.

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Eligible Professionals

Eligible Professionals Overview

Eligibility

  • Eligibility Rules
  • Patient Volume

 

 

 

Incentive Payments

  • Payment Amount
  • Payment Schedule

Attestation

  • CEHRT
  • Adopt, Implement, Upgrade
  • Meaningful Use


 

Registration

  • Registration Process
  • Incentive Application

Required Documentation

  • CEHRT Documentation Requirements
  • Patient Volume Documentation Requirements

Eligible Hospitals

Eligible Hospitals Overview

Eligibility

  • Eligibility Rules
  • Patient Volume

 

 


 

Incentive Payments

  • Payment Amount
  • Payment Schedule

Attestation

  • CEHRT
  • Adopt, Implement, Upgrade
  • Meaningful Use


 

Registration

  • Registration Process
  • Incentive Application

Required Documentation

  • CEHRT Documentation Requirements
  • Medicare Cost Report Data Documentation Requirements

Resources

Program Resources

  • Step-by-step user guides and documents to help you navigate the process of completing  a Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program application
  • CMS Resources
    Resources developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help providers who are applying for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Contacts

If you have any questions regarding the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program or are having difficulty with the application process, visit the contacts page to find resources that are available to assist you.

  • Provider Services
  • Technical Assistance
  • Health Information Exchange
Last Revised: August 19, 2016