Newsroom > DHHS News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2012
 
CONTACT
Kathie Osterman, Communication and Legislative Services, 402-471-9313
 
Enrollment Opens for Nebraska Medicaid’s Electronic Health Record Incentive Payment Program
 
Lincoln – Enrollment opens today (May 7) for Nebraska Medicaid’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payment Program according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. 
 
The federal Medicaid and Medicare EHR incentive programs provide payments to eligible professionals, hospitals and critical access hospitals who acquire and ultimately meaningfully use certified EHR technology.
 
Electronic health records consolidate and digitize a patient’s health information.  The technology has many potential benefits for patient care; for example, electronic records can be shared more easily between health care professionals and result in a faster diagnosis while reducing the need for repeat or unnecessary testing.  
 
Qualified providers must first register with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on their website at http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms.
 
Nebraska Medicaid providers can learn more about eligibility, payment amounts, and the registration process at http://dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/med_ehr.aspx or can ask for specific information by sending an email to DHHS.EHRIncentives@nebraska.gov
 
-30-