Electronic Health Records Provider Incentive Program
Federal legislation, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, encourages adoption of Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) technology in documenting patient care. The legislation allows incentive payments for eligible Medicaid providers for the implementation and meaningful use of Health Information Technology (HIT). Colorado is working to implement the EHR Incentive Program. This Web site is designed to provide you information regarding the program.
Have questions about Meaningful Use and EHR Incentives for eligible providers?
Visit EHR Incentive Program overview Web site from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for information on eligibility and meaningful use requirements for both Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Visit the Colorado Medicaid EHR Incentive Program provider outreach page for information about the program, preparation and registration steps, and contact information for questions.
Program Update: The Department is in the process of implementing the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, in accordance with the State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan.
The Department anticipates the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program implementation timeline to be as follows:
|CMS Approval of State Medicaid HIT Plan||October 2011|
|Registration and Attestation System Live (Medicaid Provider Registration Begins)||March 5, 2012|
|Incentive Payments Begin||Summer 2012|
Need help understanding meaningful use or technical assistance implementing EHR technology into your practice?
The Colorado Regional Extension Center (CO-REC) offers technical assistance for Colorado health care providers to become meaningful users of EHRs. Funded through a federal grant, CO-REC helps providers implement and meaningfully use technology related to the following:
Visit CO-REC’s Web site for resources and more information.
Questions not addressed by these resources or specific questions about the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program’s implementation in Colorado Medicaid can be sent to coHITmedicaid@state.co.us.