Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Resources

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Official publications on the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program can be found below:

Eligible Hospitals

Eligible Professionals

Frequently Asked Questions

The following questions and answers are provided by the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and pertain only to the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program administered by Wisconsin Medicaid.

User Guides

Below are step-by-step guides to help you navigate the process of applying for a Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Please choose the guide that fits your needs:

Webinars

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

State Medicaid Health Information Technology (HIT) Plan

The State of Wisconsin Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan (SMHP) is the governing document over the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. The original SMHP was approved by CMS on September 20, 2010. The State of Wisconsin continues to refine the SMHP and will post updated versions as they are available.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Resources

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Federal Rules and Regulations Related to the EHR Incentive Program

Stage 1: Final Rule for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. Published to the Federal Register on July 28, 2010. CMS announced their final rule for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, including the definition of Meaningful Use. Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, eligible health care professionals and hospitals can qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified EHR technology and use it to achieve specified objectives.

Stage 2: Final Rule for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. Published to the Federal Register on September 4, 2012. CMS released their final rule for Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs, including changes to Stage 1 meaningful use, expansions of eligibility requirements, and defined additional meaningful use requirements.

Stage 1 vs. Stage 2 Comparison Table for Eligible Hospitals: Comparison Table for Eligible Hospitals

Stage 1 vs. Stage 2 Comparison Table for Eligible Professionals: Comparison Table for Eligible Professionals

Certified Health IT Product List

The Certified HIT Product List (CHPL) provides the authoritative, comprehensive listing of Complete EHRs and EHR Modules that have been tested and certified under the Temporary Certification Program maintained by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). In order to complete an application for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program you will need the CMS EHR Certification ID provided through this website: http://onc-chpl.force.com/ehrcert.

Program Timeline

For more information on the program timeline, please refer to the following link: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/downloads/EHRIncentProgtimeline508V1.pdf. Eligible Professionals can also use the interactive EHR Participation Timeline.

Eligible Hospital Information
Eligible Professionals Information
Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program Payment and Registration Reports
More Information

For more CMS resources, you can find them on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program website at http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/index.html.

Wisconsin eHealth Initiative Resources

The mission of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' eHealth Program is to facilitate improvements in Wisconsin's health care quality, safety, transparency, efficiency, and cost effectiveness through statewide adoption and use of electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchange (HIE). Access to the right health care information at the right time by providers and patients will promote the delivery of safe, optimum health care in Wisconsin.

Read more here: Wisconsin eHealth Initiative

Last Revised: December 22, 2014