Six More States Launched Medicaid EHR Payment Programs
States may voluntarily offer the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program to their Medicaid eligible professionals and eligible hospitals. This CMS page provides resources for states to understand the program and learn more about what is required to offer the programs.
CMS registration opens in the following states on November 7, 2011:
For more information about expected Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs see State EHR Incentive Program Launch Times and HIT Websites .
Health IT Documents
To qualify to receive 90% federal matching funds for administering the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, states must develop:
- Health Information Technology Planning Advance Planning Document (HIT PAPD) – A plan of action that requests federal matching funds and approval to accomplish the planning necessary for a state agency to determine the need for and plan the acquisition of HIT equipment, services, or both.
- State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan (SMHP) – A document that describes the state’s current and future Health IT activities, as well as the path between, in support of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (see the SMHP template in the “Downloads” section below).
- Health Information Technology Implementation Advance Planning Document (HIT IAPD) – A plan of action that requests federal matching funds and approval to acquire and implement the proposed SMHP services, equipment, or both.