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 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.

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EHR NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Health Information Technology/Meaningful Use Survey

Please participate in a brief survey about health information technology.

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 state.

Make your opinion heard by completing the appropriate survey:

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 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 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 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 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 Administration

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Program Deadlines

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.

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