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
Program Year 2015 Attestation Submission Deadline
Indiana will begin accepting Program Year 2015 Meaningful Use
(MU) attestations for eligible professionals (EPs) on July 11,
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
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
- 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
New CMS Rule Modifies Meaningful Use for
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
The final rule provides for modifications to reporting-period
and objective/measure requirements for EP and EH/CAH participants
- EHR Reporting
Period: The EHR reporting period
must be completed within January 1-December 31 of calendar year
- 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 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 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.