Electronic Health Records - Eligible


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First 6 Months of Medicaid EHR incentive payments total $25M dated Oct. 8

KDHE is reviewing the recently released final rule. For more information go to https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/.

Exclusion Letter for Public Health Reporting

NEWS RELEASE: Kansas Hospitals to Receive First Payments through Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Eligible Hospitals: click here to start the application.

Eligible Hospitals


Hospitals which are eligible for EHR incentive payments under both Medicare and Medicaid when registering with CMS, should select "Both Medicare and Medicaid" during the registration process, even if they plan to apply only for a Medicaid EHR incentive payment by adopting, implementing, or upgrading certified EHR technology. Dually-eligible hospitals can then attest through CMS for their Medi-care EHR incentive payment at a later date, if they so desire. It is important as a dually-eligible hospital to select "Both Medicare and Medicaid" from the start of registration in order to maintain this option. Hospitals that register only for the Medicaid program (or only the Medicare program) will not be able to manually change their registration i.e., change to "Both Medicare and Medicaid" or from one program to the other) after a payment is initiated and this may cause significant delays in receiving a Medicare EHR incentive payment.

Hospital Payment Calculation for Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Payments - revised Jan. 6, 2014

After reviewing the information above, and completing the CMS Application, Eligible Hospitals may access the Kansas Application at the MAPIR site here.

CMS Background - Resources:


Information about the EHR Incentive Program can be found on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive CMS EHR website. |

Instructions - Obtaining CMS EHR Certification Number - Eligible Professionals and Hospitals Provider Groups |

Notable Differences between the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs |

Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Decision Tool

KDHE Background - Resources:


On October 27, 2010 KDHE received federal approval of its plan to administer incentive funding for Kansas Medicaid providers to assist them in acquiring and implementing HIT and HIE. Additional information is available in State Medicaid HIT Plan (SMHP).

Fact Sheets


Meaningful Use - Background


CMS has adopted a three-stage approach for providers to achieve meaningful use of electronic health records. Read a summary of the Stage 1 requirements. |

EHR Eligible Professional Meaningful Use Core and Menu Set Measures |
EHR Eligible Hospital and CAH Meaningful Use Core Objectives and Menu Set Objectives |
Notable Differences between the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs |
Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Decision Tool

Medicaid EHR Incentives - Registration


Effective Jan. 3, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began accepting registration from Eligible Providers and Eligible Hospitals interested in participating in the EHR Incentive Program. Click here for the registration user guide and additional information.