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December 09, 2016

Idaho Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 promotes adoption of EHR technology in documenting patient care.  The legislation allows incentive payments for EPs and EHs as they adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate meaningful use of a CEHRT.

We encourage you to watch for updates on the Idaho Medicaid EHR Incentive Program to find the most recent changes to this site.  Information and updates will be posted to this website, so consider using the subscribe function found below to receive email alerts when updates are made.  Information and updates will also be shared in the MedicAide newsletter and through the Announcements found on the MMIS website

Have questions or comments about the Idaho Medicaid EHR Incentive Program?  Reach the EHR Incentives Program Help Desk by sending an e-mail or calling us at (208) 332-7989.  Subscribe here to receive an e-mail when we update this page.

Hospital Payment Frequency Change

Beginning with PY 2017, all EH incentive payments must be concurrent to the year prior.  This means if an EH does not participate for PY 2016, they lose all future incentive payments and eligibility status.  If you encounter an attestation problem, please contact us so we are able to readily resolve your concern.

Please check back for updated information or contact the EHR Incentives Program Help Desk for assistance.

PY 2016 EHR Reporting Periods

Currently, all PY 2016 EHR reporting periods for year 2+ MU attestations must be for the entire 2016 calendar year.  Only those first year MU attestations can utilize a 90-day EHR reporting period.  If you encounter an attestation problem, please contact us so we are able to readily resolve your concern.

Please check back for updated information or contact the EHR Incentives Program Help Desk for assistance.

PY 2016 Attestation Deadline

The deadline to attest to the Idaho Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for PY 2016 is 03/31/17.  This three-month ‘tail-period’ allows EPs and EHs additional time to attest to the PY.  The EHR Incentive Program Team will be working until 8 p.m. MST on 03/31/17 to ensure all attestations are approved as necessary.  If you encounter an attestation problem, please contact us so we are able to readily resolve your concern.

Please check back for updated information or contact the EHR Incentives Program Help Desk for assistance.

Public Health Reporting Registration

Public Health Reporting requirements include ongoing submission of electronic laboratory results for re-portable diseases and conditions, immunization data for EHs, and ongoing submission of electronic immunization data or cancer registry data for EPs.

CMS requires EPs and EHs to register their intent to report public health data with their state public health agency.  The Division of Public Health has a registration website available for EPs and EHs to meet this requirement.  EPs and EHs must register intent no later than the 60th day from the start of their EHR reporting period.  Please see the Public Health MU reporting information for additional guidelines.

Upon completion of registration an acknowledgement of registration is displayed on the website that the EP or EH can print out as evidence of meeting the registration requirement.  A follow up e-mail from the Division of Public Health addressed to the contacts identified during registration will be sent that includes additional instructions to begin onboarding for submission of the public health data for which the EP or EH has registered for.  EPs and EHs are required by CMS to register separately for each public health reporting measure they intend to report to meet MU requirements.