Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

Program Announcements

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

    • Release of Stage 3 Meaningful Use NPRM: Comments were accepted through May 29, 2015. Proposed certification criteria changes can be found in the 2015 Edition Certification rule.

    • Release of Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 Through 2017 NPRM: Comments were 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.

  • Attention Program Year 2015 Applicants: Due to pending federal regulations on Program Year 2015, the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is only processing adopt, implement, and upgrade (AIU) applications for incentive payments.  Meaningful Use applications will be accepted at a later date, depending on the final federal regulations (to be published later this year) and subsequent attestation system changes needed to comply with those new requirements. For more information see the Program Year 2015 ForwardHealth Updates for Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Professionals.

    • For Eligible Professionals and Medicaid Only Hospitals applying for Meaningful Use, the Program is not accepting and processing Meaningful Use applications for incentive payments at this time.

    • Once the regulations are finalized, the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will communicate information on the launch of Meaningful Use in a ForwardHealth Update.

  • Program Year 2015 Grace Period: Currently under the proposed rule, the last day for Eligible Hospitals to submit Program Year 2015 applications is January 31, 2016 and the last day for Eligible Professionals to submit Program Year 2015 applications is March 31, 2016.  Any extensions to the Grace Period for submitting applications after the end of the Program Year will be communicated once the federal regulations on Program Year 2015 are finalized.

  • In Program Year 2015, all providers will be required to have 2014 edition certified EHR technology.

  • The Standard Deduction for Eligible Professional patient volume in Program Year 2015 is 7.07%.

  • New Documentation Requirements for Program Year 2015: All Eligible Hospitals and Professionals are now required to submit documentation to support their attestation. For more information, refer to our new website pages for Eligible Hospitals – Required Documentation and Eligible Professionals – Required Documentation.

  • Watch the Introduction to Eligible Professional Patient Volume Webinar for information on how to calculate Medicaid Patient Volume.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Eligible Professionals Overview

Eligibility

  • Eligibility Rules
  • Patient Volume

 

 

 

Incentive Payments

  • Payment Amount
  • Payment Schedule

Attestation

  • Adopt, Implement, Upgrade
  • Meaningful Use


 

Registration

  • Registration Process
  • Incentive Application

Required Documentation

  • Certified EHR Technology Documentation Requirements
  • Patient Volume Documentation Requirements

Eligible Hospitals

Eligible Hospitals Overview

Eligibility

  • Eligibility Rules
  • Patient Volume

 

 


 

Incentive Payments

  • Payment Amount
  • Payment Schedule

Attestation

  • Adopt, Implement, Upgrade
  • Meaningful Use


 

Registration

  • Registration Process
  • Incentive Application

Required Documentation

  • Certified EHR Technology Documentation Requirements
  • Patient Volume 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 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
Last Revised: June 16, 2015