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Medicaid Health IT Today
March 30, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 5
The 2012 Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program is underway and the Health IT Project Team is already reviewing applications to approve federal payments for those who have adopted, implemented or upgraded employing certified EHR technology and using their 2011 Medicaid data to meet patient volume requirements.
As of today more than 1,400 eligible professionals and hospitals have been approved for more than $73 million in federal incentive payments!
Currently, the state's EHR Incentive Program has more than 2,400 registrants interested in participating. Please know that registrants are being processed in the order received from CMS. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we process incoming registrants.
If you have a specific question related to your application or the program, please email us at [log in to unmask]. This email box is continually monitored and will ensure that you receive the quickest response and that we track your question or issue to closure.
Wondering about your federal incentive payment? Check eMIPP!
The Health IT Project Team frequently gets questions from participants asking where their incentive payment is in the process. The answer to this question is actually at your fingertips. First, log into your Electronic Medicaid Incentive Payment Program (eMIPP) record. Once logged in, you have the capability through "View Status" to see where your application (and payment) is in the approval process. Since records are updated to reflect any change in status, checking eMIPP provides you with the fastest and most accurate information on your situation.
UPDATE: Automated password and login for first-time Incentive Program participants to start April 1!
Beginning April 1, generation and dissemination of Provider One password and logon identification will be automated for the domains of servicing only providers, who are first time participants in the EHR Incentive Program. This will significantly reduce the time necessary to setup up authorized access to eMIPP, the online tool used to complete and submit EHR Incentive Program applications.
Once the first-time applicant completes registration at CMS, the state will receive notification of the provider's interest in applying to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Upon receipt of this notification the state will generate the password and logon identification for the applicant, who will receive them in two separate emails. These credentials will only be sent to the contact email that was entered when registering at CMS.
Please note that it is critical to ensure the email address entered at CMS accurately reflects the valid email for the program applicant or their authorized representative. Invalid email addresses will cause the process to error out.
EHR Incentive Program to host outreach events statewide this May!
During the month of May, the EHR Incentive Program will be making several stops around the state to demonstrate how organizations can maximize the amount of qualifying eligible professionals and federal incentive payments they receive!
These events will focus on how to define a group and using the Group Proxy methodology to calculate patient volume. You will learn from experts using real-life case studies documenting how to prepare and submit applications using this method. Also, our Health IT Project staff will be available to answer any questions. Stay tuned for upcoming notification with dates and locations for these events!
Thank you again for your interest in the state's Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments at [log in to unmask].
Health IT Project Team
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