The Wisconsin Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program, formerly known as the Electronic Health Record (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 Promoting Interoperability Program provides incentive payments to Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Professionals as they adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate the Meaningful Use of CEHRT.
Read below for information on the Wisconsin Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program attestation system readiness to accept Eligible Professional (EP) applications, important messages for Program Years 2020 and 2021, and other general announcements.
Note: The Wisconsin Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program is not accepting attestations as all of the Eligible Hospitals in Wisconsin have completed their final year of the Program.
- The Wisconsin Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program began accepting Program Year 2020 applications on October 1, 2020. The last day an Eligible Professional may submit a Program Year 2020 application is January 31, 2021.
- The standard deduction for Program Year 2020 is 4.41%.
- See ForwardHealth Update 2020-23, "Information for Eligible Professionals Regarding Program Year 2020 of the Wisconsin Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program," for important information concerning Program Year 2020.
- Closed: The Wisconsin Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program will begin accepting Program Year 2021 applications on April 1, 2021. The last day an Eligible Professional may submit a Program Year 2021 application is August 1, 2021.
- In Program Year 2021, Eligible Professionals must choose any continuous 90-day reporting period between January 1, 2021, and July 31, 2021 for their EHR and electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting periods. The 90-day periods do not need to be the same.
- The standard deduction for Program Year 2021 has not yet been determined. Check back in the fall of 2021 for the standard deduction.
- In Program Year 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has changed the timeframe in which the Security Risk Analysis (SRA) must be completed. For additional information on this change, the corresponding changes to Wisconsin's documentation requirements, and other important information about Program Year 2021, see ForwardHealth Update 2020-33, "Information for Eligible Professionals Regarding Program Year 2021 of the Wisconsin Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program."
- For an overview of the registration and application process for the Wisconsin Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program, please refer to the Eligible Professional Application Process Guide.
- Are you ready for Stage 3? Read our Preparing for Stage 3 Tip sheet to better tackle requirements and prepare for attestation.
- Visit the Resources page to view our previously recorded educational webinars.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction Videos for Eligible Professionals: