Nebraska Medicaid Program

Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Incentive Program

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Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Information

In February 2009, Congress enacted the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH"), as part of the federal stimulus package. The legislation included a number of provisions designed to encourage the adoption and use of health information technology, including electronic health records (EHRs) and the development of a health information exchange (HIE) infrastructure to improve health outcomes while providing cost savings efficiencies.

One of the initiatives of this legislation is the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. Under this program, States will distribute incentive payments to qualified Medicaid providers that adopt, implement, upgrade, or meaningfully use, certified EHR technology.

New Nebraska Medicaid Incentive Program (MIP) System – October 6, 2014

NEBRASKA MEDICAID INCENTIVE PROGRAM SYSTEM LINK www.Nebraskaehrincentives.com

Effective October 6, 2014 all new attestations by eligible professionals and eligible hospitals for Program Year 2014 must be submitted via the above linked website instead of the previously used paper forms.  In order to register for the Nebraska EHR Incentive Program, providers must have the CMS registration number (obtained when registering on the CMS EHR Registration), NPI and last four numbers of tax id.

TIPS
 
See Provider Bulletin 14-33 for information regarding attesting to meaningful use with 2011 and Combination of 2011 and 2014 Certified Electronic Health Record Technology.
 
The User Guide is available in a link on the left column of the Medicaid Incentive Program (MIP) System.  This User Guide will help with navigating the Medicaid Incentive Program (MIP) System.
 
Some new fields have been added to capture enhanced information about meaningful use and the EHR system on the Medicaid Incentive Program (MIP) System.
 
The “MORE” link is on some screens of the Medicaid Incentive Program (MIP) System.  This link will show a full description of the requirements.
 
Explanations of certain requirements or questions will be defined through “hover-overs” on the Medicaid Incentive Program (MIP) System.

NewAll future correspondence regarding the EHR Incentive Program will only be sent to the contact email you used at the CMS EHR Registration.  It is the provider’s responsibility to ensure that this email address remains current/updated.   To review or update the contact information go to this website https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action and modify the registration.  Be sure to click on the Submit button at the end of the registration even if no changes were made. 

See Provider Bulletin 14-29 and 14-33 for further information.

For all Medicaid Provider Bulletin click here.

The deadline for eligible hospitals to register for a payment for 2014 is November 30, 2014 (60 days after the end of the federal fiscal year). The deadline for eligible professionals to register for a payment for 2014 is February 28, 2015 (60 days after the end of the calendar year).

Please send any questions to our mailbox at DHHS.EHRIncentives@NEBRASKA.GOV

Resources

Public Health Meaningful Use objectives
CMS Final Rule
CMS Frequently Asked Questions
CHPL Certified Health IT Product List

Rules and Regulations:

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs on July 28, 2010. This rule outlines the requirements for participation in the programs. A copy of the final rule and up-to-date, detailed information about the programs, including eligibility, payments, meaningful use, and registration, is available on the CMS website:

DHHS Contact

Other Health Information Technology Information and Resources

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