Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

Program Year 2015 Announcements

  • Attention Eligible Professionals: On October 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule introducing new criteria Eligible Professionals must meet in order to participate in the Wisconsin Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program in Program Year 2015. Wisconsin is currently working on the attestation system changes needed to comply with the new requirements.

    To allow time to complete these system changes, a ForwardHealth Update will be published in Spring 2016 communicating when the attestation system is opening and Wisconsin will accept and process Meaningful Use applications. Meaningful Use applications will be accepted no earlier than May 16, 2016. Eligible Professionals should not complete Meaningful Use applications until instructed to do so in this future ForwardHealth Update. As a reminder, Wisconsin will continue to accept and process Program Year 2015 adopt, implement, and upgrade (AIU) applications for incentive payments.

  • Attention Eligible Hospitals: As of January 4, 2016 the CMS Registration & Attestation (R&A) website is available for Dually Eligible Hospitals to submit Meaningful Use applications for the EHR Incentive Program. Dually Eligible Hospitals applying for Meaningful Use must attest with CMS through the R&A website before starting an application through the ForwardHealth Portal for the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Wisconsin is accepting and processing all Dually Eligible Hospital applications at this time.

    Wisconsin has determined there are no Medicaid-only hospitals eligible for participation in Program Year 2015. If you would like to contact the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program about your hospital’s eligibility determination, please email us at DHSEHRIncentiveProgram@dhs.wisconsin.gov.

  • Program Year 2015 Grace Period: The last day for Eligible Hospitals to submit Program Year 2015 applications is March 31, 2016 and the last day for Eligible Professionals to submit Program Year 2015 applications is July 31, 2016.

  • 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.

General Announcements

  • Visit the Resources page to view our previously recorded educational webinars.

  • 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
  • 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 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: January 26, 2016