Indiana medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program

Since May 2, 2011, the state of Indiana has participated in the federal Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, funded through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorizes the CMS to provide incentives for eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs) as practices and hospitals adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate meaningful use (MU) of certified EHR technology (CEHRT) (see EHR Incentive Programs on the CMS website at

The implementation of the EHR initiative is a major cornerstone in improving providers' access to health information, coordination of care, and health outcomes for Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) members. In the first year, providers can receive incentive payments for adopting, implementing, or upgrading (AIU) to EHR technology. Providers must demonstrate meaningful use (MU) in subsequent years to receive incentive payments.



Program Year 2015 Attestation Submission Deadline

Indiana will begin accepting Program Year 2015 Meaningful Use (MU) attestations for eligible professionals (EPs) on July 11, 2016.

EPs have until September 12, 2016, to attest to MU or that they have adopted, implemented, or upgraded to certified EHR technology for Program Year 2015.

Purdue Healthcare Advisors Provides EHR Meaningful Use Support

Purdue Healthcare Advisors at Purdue University continues its work in guiding Medicaid-eligible, Indiana healthcare providers toward the meaningful use (MU) standards associated with electronic health records (EHR) systems. Providers eligible to benefit from this assistance practice in:

  • Small groups and independent practices
  • Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)
  • Community health clinics (CHCs)
  • Rural health clinics (RHCs)

These providers must be eligible for Medicaid MU incentives. Through a combination of remote and on-site services, Purdue Healthcare Advisors guides ambulatory organizations.

To see if you qualify for no-cost technical assistance* in achieving the MU objectives, visit the FSSA Meaningful Use Assistance page at the Purdue Healthcare Advisors website.

  • For information about registering or attesting to MU through Indiana's portal, Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository (MAPIR), please contact the Indiana Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Help Desk at 855-856-9563 or
  • For information about the MU rule or questions related to meeting MU objectives, please contact Purdue Healthcare Advisors at 844-PHA-INMU (844-742-4668) or

* Funding provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and administered by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

New CMS Rule Modifies Meaningful Use for 2015-2017

On October 16, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule specifying the criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (EH/CAHs) must meet to demonstrate meaningful use. These changes encompass modifications to the program for 2015-2017 (Modified Stage 2).

What You Need to Know for Program Year 2016 (PY2016)

The final rule provides for modifications to reporting-period and objective/measure requirements for EP and EH/CAH participants for PY2016:

  • EHR Reporting Period: The EHR reporting period must be completed within January 1-December 31 of calendar year 2016.
    • All returning participants beyond their first year of participation will attest to a full calendar year reporting period from January 1, 2016-December 31, 2016.
    • All first-time participants will attest to a continuous 90-day reporting period within the calendar year.
  • Objectives and Measures: All participants are required to use 2014 Edition certified EHR technology and attest to a single set of objectives and measures, which replaces the core/menu structure from previous program years.
    • EPs have a single set of 10 objectives.
    • EH/CAHs have a single set of nine objectives.

For more information and additional resources, visit the CMS 2016 EHR Program Requirements page at


Program Deadlines

The Indiana deadline for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals to complete the attestation period for any Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Payment Program Year is the last day of the calendar year. A 60-day grace period is allowed following the last day of the calendar year to allow for the submission of attestation data. For example, the last day to complete the attestation period for Program Year 2016 is December 31, 2016, with the 60-day grace period extending the submission date for eligible professionals', eligible hospitals', and critical access hospitals' attestation data to no later than February 28, 2017.

Please note: Program year 2016 is the last year in which an eligible professional can begin participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

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