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

Read below for information on the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program attestation system readiness to accept Eligible Professional (EP) and Eligible Hospital (EH) applications, important messages for Program Year 2017, and other general announcements.

EP 2017 Attestations

  • OPEN: Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is now accepting Program Year 2017 attestations.
  • See our most recent ForwardHealth Update for important information concerning Program Year 2017.
    • The last day for Eligible Professionals to submit Program Year 2017 applications is March 31, 2018.
    • In Program Year 2017, all Eligible Professionals are required to use technology certified to the 2014 Edition, the 2015 Edition, or a combination of the two editions.
    • In Program Year 2017, the standard deduction for Eligible Professional patient volume is 4.93 percent.
    • In Program Year 2017, there are new requirements to submit documentation to support attestation. For more information, refer to Eligible Professionals – Required Documentation.

EH 2017 Attestations

  • OPEN: Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is now accepting Program Year 2017 attestations.
  • See our most recent ForwardHealth Update for important information concerning Program Year 2017.
    • The last day for Eligible Hospitals to submit Program Year 2017 applications is March 31, 2018.
    • In Program Year 2017, all Eligible Hospitals 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

  • For an overview of the registration and application process for the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, please refer to the Eligible Professional Application Process Guide.
  • 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.

Introduction Videos for Eligible Professionals:

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Watch Introduction Video Part 2 (Webcast, help)
Watch Introduction Video Part 3 (Webcast, help)

 

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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
  • Meaningful Use Measure 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: July 18, 2017