Indiana medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive
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 cms.gov).
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 EHR technology.
Providers must demonstrate meaningful use in following years to
receive incentive payments.
EHR NEWS AND
Health Information Technology/Meaningful Use Survey
Please participate in a brief survey about health
To help inform Indiana's efforts in
supporting the adoption of health information technology (HIT), the
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), Office of
Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) is seeking feedback from
providers and hospitals. By completing a brief survey, you will
help identify challenges and opportunities in HIT adoption. Your
input will also provide comprehensive information critical to
reviewing the Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) incentive
program and developing future HIT initiatives across the
Make your opinion heard by completing the appropriate
The deadline for completing the survey is June 15, 2016. Survey
responses will not be reported individually and will not be
considered a commitment of any kind.
Thank you for your participation. Questions? Contact MedicaidHealthIT@fssa.in.gov.
Purdue Healthcare Advisors provide EHR meaningful use
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 clinics (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 that have not
yet attested to Stage 1 MU, as well as organizations eligible for
Stage 2 incentives.
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
- 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 MedicaidHealthIT@fssa.in.gov.
- 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 INMedicaidMUHelp@pha.purdue.edu.
* Funding provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services and administered by the Indiana Family and Social Services
MAPIR is currently closed to ALL MU application submissions at
this time, in order to upgrade the system to accommodate the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) changes that
encompass modifications to the program year 2015 and beyond. The
Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) anticipates that all system
updates will be complete by the second quarter of 2016.
The Indiana deadline for eligible professionals (EPs) to attest
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. For example,
the last day to attest for Program Year 2014 is December 31, 2014,
with the 60-day grace period extending the submission date for EPs'
attestations to no later than February 28, 2015.
The deadline for eligible hospitals (EHs) to attest for any EHR
Incentive Payment Program Year is the last day of the federal
fiscal year (FFY). A 60-day grace period is allowed following the
last day of the FFY. For example, the last day for EHs to attest
for Program Year 2014 was September 30, 2014, with the 60-day grace
period extending the date for EHs' attestation submission to no
later than November 30, 2014.