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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides over $19 billion in funding to promote the adoption for certified electronic health records. Learn More

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries of the Medical Assistance programs. CMS is promoting Health IT initiatives as part its goal to promote a transformed and modernized health care system in the United States. Learn more about CMS EHR Incentive Programs

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is the principal Federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of National Coordinator was created in 2004, through an Executive Order, and legislatively mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009. Learn More

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Program-Specific Information and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to better understand the Medical Assistance Health Information Technology Initiative, please select the following link for frequently asked questions. Information covered in the FAQ include, the Medical Assistance Electronic Health Record incentive program including eligibility, enrollment, patient volume thresholds, payments and more. Frequently Asked Questions 

Health Information Organizations (HIOs) Webinars Now Available!

Quality Insights, our outreach, training and technical assistance partners, held several webinars with Pennsylvania's HIOs that offer the provider community the chance to learn about the HIOs and what they do. There are currently 5 HIOs in the state. Four of the HIOs held webinars; you can link to them below. The sessions run about 30 minutes each. Be sure to click the play button when the viewer opens. If you want to learn more about HIOs and Health Information Exchange in Pennsylvania, visit the eHealth Partnership Program at:
http://dhs.pa.gov/learnaboutdhs/dhsorganization/ehealthpartnership/

HIO Webinar Links

2011 Webinar sessions:

In an effort to prepare providers to participate in the MA Health Information Technology Initiative - Electronic Health Record incentive program a series of webinars were developed.  Below is additional information related to each session.

January 26, 2011 - Electronic Health Record Program Overview:

  1. MA EHR Overview presentation
  2. Regional extension centers presentation

February 15, 2011 - Calculating Patient Volume:

  1. Calculating Patient Volume presentation 

March 22, 2011 - Attestations, Monitoring & Documentation

  1. Attestations, Monitoring & Documentation presentation

April 26, 2011 - Provider Q & A

  1. Provider Q & A presentation

November 7, 2011 - Meaningful Use Year 2

  1. Meaningful Use Year 2 presentation

December 14, 2011 - Champions Webinar

  1. Champions Webinar presentation

February 22, 2012 - Meaningful Use Q & A Webinar

  1. Meaningful Use Q & A Webinar presentation

July 23, 2012 - HIE Webinar

  1. Presentation for HIE Webinar

September 6, 2012 - Stage 2 Final Rule Webinar

  1. Stage 2 Final Rule Webinar presentation

November 7, 2012 - Stage 2 Final Rule Part 2 Webinar

  1. Stage 2 Final Rule Part 2 Webinar presentation

February 27, 2013 - Meaningful Use FAQs and Best Practices

  1. Meaningful Use FAQs and Best Practices presentation
  2. Recording and Presentation for the FAQs and Best Practices webinar

August 26, 2013 - MA EHR Incentive Program Auditing Webinar

  1. MA EHR Incentive Program Auditing webinar presentation
  2. Recording and Presentation for the MA EHR Incentive Program 
     Auditing webinar

December 12, 2013 - Lessons Learned, Meaningful Use and Stage 2 Updates

  1. Presentation for Lessons Learned, Meaningful Use and Stage 2 Updates
  2. Recording and Presentation for Lessons Learned, Meaningful Use and Stage 2 Updates

March 26, 2014 - MAPIR Walk-Thru Webinar

  1. MAPIR Walk-Thru Webinar Presentation

February 5, 2015 - MAPIR Walk-Thru

  1. MAPIR Walk-Thru Presentation

November 18, 2015 - 2015-2017 Modification Rule Webinar

  1. 2015-2017 Modification Rule Presentation

January 20, 2016 - 2015-2017 Modification Rule Public Health Objective Webinar

  1. 2015-2017 Modification Rule Public Health Objective Webinar Presentation
  2. Recording and Presentation of 2015-2017 Modification Rule Public Health Objective Webinar

Previous Information Sessions and Listening Tours:
The Department of Human Services held a series of Listening Tours across the Commonwealth to present the vision of the MA Health IT initiative to key stakeholders and obtain their input on the process. These tours were designed to engage community partners and providers in the development of strategic health information technology initiatives.

Transcripts of Testimony are available on the DHS Health IT ListServ

The Department of Human Services participated in several educational sessions across the Commonwealth to provide information about the electronic health record initiative. These sessions were sponsored by Pennsylvania REACH East/West (Pennsylvania's Regional Extension Centers - REC). View the REC Educational Session Presentation

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