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 has implemented the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and this website is designed to provide you with information regarding the program.
Have questions about Meaningful Use and EHR Incentives for eligible providers?
Visit the EHR Incentive Program overview website 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.
The Department has implemented the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, in accordance with the State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan.
The Department's Medicaid EHR Incentive Program implementation timeline is 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||May 2012|
Need help understanding meaningful use or technical assistance implementing EHR technology into your practice?
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) is the state-designated entity for all Colorado Medicaid EHR Incentive Program outreach activities. CORHIO provides a wide range of assistance with program-related questions.
Visit COHRIO's website for resources and more information, or contact the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Coodinator at MedicaidEHR@COHRIO.org.
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.