Technology has the potential to transform our health care delivery system and improve the quality of care for the patients we serve. Tools such as electronic health records and a health information exchange, will increase a provider's access to their patient's medical information and will also provide for more efficient information sharing, reducing error rates, and the overall cost of care. Health information technology is now an integral part of a long-term solution for improving the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.
The Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Payment Program was created by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and administered by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This program provides funding to states to develop and administer provider incentive programs.
MAPIR SYSTEM - MAPIR is no longer accepting Program Year 2015 Applications. Eligible Professionals are able to submit Program Year 2016 applications for Adopt, Implement or Upgrade (AIU) or Meaningful Use (MU) 90 days if it is your first time attesting to MU.
PROVIDER SURVEY –Our program is conducting a provider survey to determine the usage of Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange among providers in Pennsylvania. We conducted a similar survey in 2010 and are seeking more current information that will help us improve upon our program. Your individual responses will not be shared but will be aggregated and summarized. The document this section links to is a copy of the questions that will be on the survey. Please note that depending on how you answer some questions, you will be directed to different questions and will not need to answer every question. This document will give you an idea of the questions you will be answering so you can prepare before you start the survey. We are asking that one survey be completed per group not per provider. Thank you for your participation. The actual survey is located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DHS_Health_IT_Survey
DOH Public Health Measure Declaration of Readiness - This Declaration of Readiness document outlines the four registries available for the HIT Incentive Program (Immunization, Syndromic Surveillance, Cancer and Lab), who they are accepting data from, contact information and requirements. This document will provide the documentation providers and hospitals will need to support their participation or their exclusion from these measures. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Application Dates - The grace period is a time frame in which Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Eligible Professionals (EPs) have the option to continue to apply for the previous program year. Due to the changes imposed by the CMS 2015-2017 Modification Rule, the grace period for EPs to apply for program year 2015 is July 31, 2016.
Audits - Another component to the Electronic Health Record Incentive program that has begun is Audits. There is information in the Provider Manuals on this process (beginning on page 22 in the EP Provider Manual and on page 23 in the EH Provider Manual). The Department of Human Services is committed to administering a high-quality and efficient health information technology program and part of this process will include audits. If you are chosen for an audit, you will be notified and more details will be provided. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Background/Summary of the Medical Assistance Health Information Technology Electronic Health Records Program - This section includes supporting documents that provide more details about the program.
Frequently Asked Questions — This is a summary of the questions/answers pertaining to the Medical Assistance Health Information Technology program.
Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository Resources, or MAPIR. Here are user guides and applications to assist with applying for the program. There are also calculators to assist you with calculating patient volume and a payment calculator for hospitals.
Meaningful Use - This section provides links to documents that include details about Meaningful Use measures and requirements.
eHealth Pod Pilot Program - This pilot project was initiated to help support Behavior Health and Long Term Care providers ability to use their health IT to connect electronically with other providers.
Resources - This section provides links to websites and presentations that provide more information on the Medical Assistance Health Information Technology program.
Contact Us - Located here is the contact information as well as ways to keep informed about the progress of the program.
MA EHR Incentive Map