Information on Medicaid's eHR incentive payment program for healthcare providers is found below.
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 PI 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.
For program years 2020 and 2021, updates to the Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) and Meaningful Use (MU) Objectives have been made to the Idaho Incentive Management System (IIMS). Please read our updated EP User Manual located under the ‘Attestation and Certification’ section for detailed information.
To view a list of 2020 and 2021 MU Objectives (including measures, exclusions, and specifications), visit the CMS website.
For all providers, the reporting period for MU objectives is any continuous 90-day period up to a maximum of one year. The reporting period for CQMs must be a full calendar year unless you are attesting to MU for the first time. The two reporting periods for MU objectives and CQMs do not have to be the same. The reporting period(s) must fall within the program year in which the provider is attesting.
The deadline for EPs to attest to the Idaho Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI, formerly EHR) Program for PY 2020 is March 31, 2021. CMS requires that all Medicaid PI payments be issued by December 31, 2021. The attestation window for program year 2021 is July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021.
If you encounter an attestation problem, please contact us so we can readily resolve your concern.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is interested in learning more from community stakeholders about:
- The current healthcare technology landscape;
- Opportunities to continue progress towards interoperability; and
- How to leverage health IT and health information exchange (HIE) in order to enhance health care delivery, increase provider satisfaction, and improve population health outcomes.
The Department has contracted with Myers and Stauffer LC to conduct interviews and surveys to gather this information. This is an opportunity for you and members of your organization to provide valuable insights and make an impact on the future of health care and population health in Idaho. More information to come on how to participate.