Indiana medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive
Since May 2, 2011, the state of Indiana has participated in the
federal 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.
Eligible Professionals May Attest to Meaningful Use for EHR
Program Year 2014 Beginning May 1, 2014
Indiana began accepting Program Year 2014 MU attestations for
EPs May 1, 2014. The Medical Assistance Provider Incentive
Repository (MAPIR) was upgraded in May 2014 to comply with Program
Year 2014 changes. Please note that all IHCP providers that attest
for MU during Program Year 2014 will have a 90-day reporting
For additional information, please contact the the Indiana
Medicaid EHR Help Desk at (317) 488-5137 or 1-855-856-9563, or send
your inquiries to MedicaidHealthIT@fssa.in.gov.
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 2013 is December 31, 2013,
with the 60-day grace period extending the submission date for EPs'
attestations to no later than February 28, 2014.
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 2013 was September 30, 2013, with the 60-day grace
period extending the date for EHs' attestation submission to no
later than November 30, 2013.
Interactive Presentation of Indiana's
Meaningful Use Data Is Available
Indiana providers continue to make progress toward meaningful
use of electronic health records technology. An Indiana-specific,
web-based presentation of that progress has been developed using
openly available Indiana Medicare and Medicaid MU attestation data.
The presentation provides an overview of EHR adoption and MU
progression in our state. This tool helps stakeholders access the
latest information in an interactive, easy-to-leverage, graphic
format. You can filter this data several ways, including by:
- Dollars received
- Bed count
- Participation in Medicaid versus Medicare or both
- And more!
For a visual presentation of Indiana's progress, please see the
Meaningful Use Interactive Report, hosted by Social Health
Insights at in.muprogress.com.