Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

Program Announcements

  • Attention Program Year 2014 Applicants: The Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is now accepting all Program Year 2014 applications, including CEHRT Flexibility rule applications.
  • Program Year 2014 Grace Period Extended: The last day for Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Professionals to submit a Program Year 2014 application is May 31, 2015.

  • Supported by MetaStar and funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Medicaid Health IT Extension Program now offers free expert assistance to Medicaid-enrolled health care providers as they adopt, implement, upgrade (AIU) and meaningfully use certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. For more information on these services or to sign up for assistance, go to the Contacts page or email info@metastar.com.

  • Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM): The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released two NPRM regarding the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.

    • Release of Stage 3 Meaningful Use NPRM: Comments will be accepted through May 29, 2015. Proposed certification criteria changes can be found at 2015 Certification.

    • Release of Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 Through 2017 NPRM: Comments will be accepted through June 15, 2015. CMS has provided an overview of this proposed rule in a fact sheet. The NPRM proposes the following changes:

      1. Streamlining reporting by removing redundant, duplicative, and topped-out measures.

      2. Modifying patient action measures in Stage 2 objectives related to patient engagement.

      3. Aligning the EHR reporting period for Eligible Hospitals with the full calendar year.

      4. Changing the EHR reporting period in 2015 to a 90-day period to accommodate modifications.

  • The Standard Deduction for Eligible Professional patient volume in Program Year 2014 is 8.11%.

  • Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Professionals are required to register with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health to initiate an onboarding process for any of the public health objectives. For more information visit Public Health.

  • Watch the new Introduction to Eligible Professional Patient Volume Webinar for information on how to calculate Medicaid Patient Volume in Program Year 2014.

Welcome and Program Overview

Welcome to the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program website. This Program was established as part of Section 4201 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The Program is one piece 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 certified EHR technology (CEHRT).

Eligible Professionals

Eligibility

  • Eligibility Rules
  • Patient Volume

Incentive Payments

  • Payment Amount
  • Payment Schedule

Attestation

  • Adopt, Implement, Upgrade
  • Meaningful Use

Registration

  • Registration Process

 

Eligible Hospital

Eligibility

  • Eligibility Rules
  • Patient Volume

Incentive Payments

  • Hospital Payment Calculation
  • Payment Schedule

Attestation

  • Adopt, Implement, Upgrade
  • Meaningful Use

Registration

  • Registration Process

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 CMS to help providers who are applying for  the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Contacts

  • Provider Services
  • Technical Assistance
Last Revised: April 28, 2015