EHR Is Here!

Indiana Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program is here!

The Indiana Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program is here! On May 2, 2011, Indiana joined other states in launching the Indiana Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide incentives for eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs), as the professionals and hospitals adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology (see EHR Incentive Programs on the CMS Web site at cms.gov).

What should you do first?

Before you  register with Indiana's EHR Incentive Program, you should take the following  steps:

  • Verify the provider you are trying to register has been actively enrolled with Indiana Medicaid for at least the past 90 days.
  • Verify that you are potentially eligible for the EHR Incentive Program - Refer to the CMS Web site or  use the CMS Eligibility Wizard at the bottom of the EHR FAQs page of indianamedicaid.com to answer a few questions to determine your potential eligibility to participate in the EHR Incentive Program.
  • Make sure you have a certified EHR system - Check the Certified HIT Product List (CHPL) for the authoritative, comprehensive listing of Complete EHRs and EHR Modules that have been tested and certified under the Temporary Certification Program on the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT Web site at hhs.gov > Recovery.
  • Update or verify your Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) information via the CMS Web site at cms.gov (Medicare > Medicare Provider-Supplier Enrollment > Internet Based PECOS > Access to internet Based PECOS).
  • Enroll in Web interChange if you have not already done so. Indiana's EHR Registration and Attestation portal will be available to providers from within Web interChange, so make sure you can access this important tool. You can contact the Web interChange team via telephone at (317) 488-5160 or 1-877-877-5182; or via email at INXIXElectronicSolution@hp.com.
  • Make sure the information you have on file with the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) on the CMS Web site and with Indiana Medicaid is correct and consistent.
    • For registration, CMS will use the information you have on file with the NPPES, including your National Provider Identifier (NPI) and tax identification number. When you register with Indiana's EHR Incentive Program, CMS information must be matched up with information on file with Indiana Medicaid.
    • Update your National Plan & Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) information on the CMS Web site.
    • Update your provider profile through Web interChange at indianamedicaid.com or by contacting HP Provider Enrollment at 1-877-707-5750.

What should you do once you are ready to register?

  • Your registration and attestation with CMS for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will need to be completed before you attempt to register with Indiana's EHR Incentive Program. On May 2, 2011, CMS added Indiana to the list of available states. To register, visit the CMS EHR Incentive Program Web page at the CMS Web site.
  • To register with Indiana's EHR Incentive Program, access the registration and attestation system through an active link on the Provider Profile menu on Web interChange at indianamedicaid.com. You must be a Web interChange user to access the Provider Profile menu.

Where can you find more information?