Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Reminder

November 16, 2016

Program Year 2016 is the final year in which Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs) can begin to participate in the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.  There are many benefits to program participation.  

EPs that are eligible to participate can receive up to $63,750 for full participation in the program.  This includes a payment in the first participation year of $21,250 to adopt, implement, or upgrade (AIU) to a Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) system.

Use of CEHRT can achieve measurable improvements in patient health care delivery and performance to promote better patient outcomes such as:

  • Faster diagnoses and improved patient safety;
  • Practice efficiencies and cost savings, including streamlined documentation and coding management;
  • Care coordination, including electronic exchange of clinical information with other designated providers; and
  • Patient participation/self-management.

Am I Eligible?

To participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, an EP must be one of the following five types of Medicaid providers: physician, dentist, certified nurse-midwife, nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant practicing in a Federally Qualified Health Center, or Rural Health Clinic, that is led by a physician assistant.

Other criteria must be met, including Medicaid Patient Volume thresholds.  To see if you are eligible, check the CMS Eligibility Page, and then contact the New Hampshire Medicaid EHR Office via email  if you have any further questions regarding program eligibility.

How Do I Get Started?

To register and get started with your 2016 Program Year attestation, please visit https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action.  

Additional Resources:

For more information on the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, see the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website; NH Medicaid EHR Incentive Program website; or send  email to the New Hampshire Medicaid EHR Office.