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 (AIU) to EHR
technology. Providers must demonstrate meaningful use (MU) in
subsequent years to receive incentive payments.
EHR NEWS AND
Submit EHR Meaningful Use Applications for Program Year
2016 via the IHCP Provider Healthcare Portal
If you are an eligible professional (EP), eligible hospital
(EH), or critical access hospital (CAH) ready to submit a program
year 2016 (PY 2016) application for meaningful use (MU), or for
adopting, implementing, or upgrading (AIU) EHR technology, you can
do so beginning Monday, February 13, 2017.
Access to the Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository
(MAPIR) is available via the Provider
Healthcare Portal (Portal). For PY 2016, EPs/EHs/CAHs will have
until May 1, 2017, to attest to MU and AIU. You can access the Provider
Healthcare Portal to register for a secure account. In order to
register on the new Portal, IHCP rendering providers must have
their Social Security numbers (SSNs) on file with the IHCP.
Rendering providers can update their IHCP Provider Profiles with an
SSN using the
IHCP Rendering Provider Enrollment and Profile Maintenance
Packet at indianamedicaid.com.
Please note that for MU attestations, all IHCP providers will
have a 90-day reporting period within the calendar year for PY
If you are unsure whether you need to attest, or you need help
preparing for attestation or registering at the EHR Portal,
contact the Purdue Health Advisors (PHA) Meaningful Use Help Desk
The last year that an eligible professional can begin
participation is 2016.
Purdue Healthcare Advisors Provides 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 are those participating in the MU programs under
Medicaid or Medicare (must be actively billing Indiana Medicaid for
services) and who are practicing in:
- Small groups/independent practices
- Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)
- Community health clinics (CHCs)
- Rural health clinics (RHCs)
- Community mental health centers (CMHCs) or
- Ambulatory practices employed by a critical access
Additional eligibility questions are answered on the MU
Help Desk web page at the Purdue Healthcare Advisors website.
To see if you qualify for no-cost technical assistance*, visit
Meaningful Use Assistance page also on this website.
(Note: Funding provided by the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services and administered by the Indiana Family and Social
- 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.
New CMS Rule Modifies Meaningful Use for
On October 16, 2015, the CMS released a final
rule specifying the criteria that EPs, EHs, and CAHs must meet
to demonstrate meaningful use. The final rule encompasses
modifications to the program for 2015-2017 (Modified Stage 2).
What You Need to Know for Program Year 2016
EPs, EHs, and CAHs that directly participate in the Indiana
Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will continue to attest to the
objective/measure requirements as finalized in the Modified Stage 2
- EHR Reporting Period: The EHR reporting period must be
completed within January 1-December 31 of calendar year 2017. All
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 (CEHRT)* 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.
*In 2017, participants may potentially attest to
Stage 3 requirements if they use EHR technology certified to 2015
Edition standards, or a combination of EHR technology certified to
2015 Edition and 2014 Edition (if the combination of certified
technologies would not prohibit them from meeting Stage 3
requirements). In 2018, all providers will be required to
participate in Stage 3 through the use of 2015 Edition
For more information and additional resources, visit
the CMS 2017 EHR
Program Requirements page at cms.gov.
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 2017 is December 31, 2017, 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, 2018.
Please note: Program year 2016 is the last year in which
an eligible professional can begin participating in the Medicaid
EHR Incentive Program.