Nebraska Medicaid Program
Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR)
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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.
Professionals eligible for the Nebraska Medicaid EHR Incentive Program include: Physicians (DO or MD), Dentists, Certified Nurse Midwives, Advance Practice Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants practicing in a FQHC or RHC which is “so led” by a physician assistant. Hospitals eligible for the Nebraska Medicaid EHR Incentive Program include: Acute care hospitals (including CAHs) and Children’s hospitals.
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 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.
The deadline for eligible professionals to register for program year 2014 is February 28, 2015 (60 days after the end of the calendar year). This date falls on Saturday so the last date that state staff will be available to help you with this attestation is February 27, 2015. Please let us know if you have any questions or any problems with your attestation. This is a new computer system this year so we encourage providers to attest as soon as possible to avoid missing the Program Year 2014 deadline.
All eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and CAHS must keep documentation supporting their attestation for the Nebraska EHR Incentive program for 6 years from the date of payment.
See Provider Bulletin 14-43
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.
All 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.
For all Medicaid Provider Bulletin click here.
Public Health Meaningful Use objectives
CMS Final Rule
CMS Frequently Asked Questions
CHPL Certified Health IT Product List
Nebraska Medicaid EHR Incentive Program - Frequently Asked Questions
Eligible Professional Patient Volume Calculation
Eligible Hospital Patient Volume Calculation
State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan
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:
Other Health Information Technology Information and Resources
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