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What is the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program
 
The EHR incentive program was established by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009. The program aims to transform the nation's health care system and improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient health care through the use of electronic health records.

Effective July 13, 2010, the U.S. Department of Health Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released the final rule providing the parameters and requirements for the Medicaid EHR incentive program under the HITECH Act. The ARRA authorizes states to provide for incentive payments to Medicaid providers for adopting, implementing, or upgrading certified EHR technology or for the meaningful use of such technology.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has developed a system to manage incentive payments for Connecticut's eligible providers. The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program was launched with CMS on July 4, 2011. Providers begin by registering with the CMS EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation (R&A) System site.

Click here for more information on the CT Medicaid EHR Program

 
CT Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository (MAPIR) System
 
MAPIR was developed in collaboration with 12 other Medicaid states by DXC Technology. MAPIR is a web based application that interfaces with the CMS EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System for the exchange of data regarding both Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Hospitals (EHs). MAPIR is the repository for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program attestations and through which DSS determines eligibility and authorizes incentive payments.

EPs and EHs have been able to access MAPIR via the secure provider portal since September 1, 2011.

Providers applying to the EHR Incentive Program MUST first begin by registering with CMS' EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System (CMS R&A). The CMS R&A can be found here: https://ehrincentives.cms.gov

After the provider registers with CMS, MAPIR matches the data supplied by CMS R&A to the EP/EH data in the MMIS. Once matched, providers will be notified, via email when they are able to begin the CT Medicaid EHR Incentive registration in MAPIR.

Providers are required to upload certain documentation in MAPIR. For more information on required documentation and program requirements visit http://chatter.uconn.edu/ehr-incentive-program/ep/

If an EP does not have a logon ID to the secure provider portal and plans to apply to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, please contact DXC Technology at ctmedicaid-ehr@dxc.com.


 
Important Messages - Connecticut Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
 

2017 Meaningful Use Changes (Posted 9/19/17)

CT EHR MAPIR System Downtime September 22nd (Posted 9/18/17)

CT EHR MAPIR System Downtime August 16th and 2017 PY Update (Posted 8/15/17)

2017 Meaningful Use Overview (Posted 7/27/17)

2017 Information Sessions (Posted 7/3/17)

Program Year 2017 Announcement (Posted 4/24/17)

Patient Volume Dates Issue (Posted 4/11/17)

Attestation Deadline for the 2016 Program Year is March 30, 2017 (Posted 3/21/17)

Changes to Measure Thresholds (Posted 3/6/17)

Specialized Registry (Posted 3/6/17)

Alternate Attestation Extension (Posted 3/3/17)

Post-Payment Audit Tip Sheets (Posted 2/28/17)

Meaningful Use Reporting Period for 2016 and 2017 (Posted 2/14/17)

Alternate Attestation with Medicare (Posted 1/19/17)

Medicaid EHR Incentive Program: Audit Announcement (Posted 1/10/17)

Modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use Program Year 2016 (Posted 1/4/17)

Attention Providers: 2016 is the last chance to earn up to $63,750! (Posted 11/28/16)

Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals Only Need a 90-day Reporting Period for Meaningful Use in 2016 and 2017 (Posted 11/8/16)

Program Year 2016 is the last year for providers to attest for the first time (Posted 10/31/16)

Patient Encounter List for 2016 (Posted 10/5/16)

Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline for Program Year 2015

Naming Conventions for Supporting Documentation

Patient Encounter List (PEL) - Template and Requirements for Both Program Years 2015 and 2016

Modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use 2015

The Deadline to Submit Attestations for AIU in Program Year 2015 is 11:59pm on March 30th, 2016

CMS Has Released Updated FAQs Regarding the Public Health Reporting Requirement

Guidance to Eligible Hospitals on the Public Health Specialized Case Registry Option for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for Program Years 2015 and 2016 (Updated 3/10/16)

CT Launch of New Medicaid EHR Program Website

Update and Clarification of the CMS Alternate Attestation

How to Obtain CEHRT ID Number and Tips to Attesting in MAPIR

Update on the Status of Meaningful Use Public Health Registry Options for Electronic Health Record Incentive Program for Program Years 2015 and 2016

Alternative Measures and Exclusions will be available to Eligible Providers who are scheduled to attest to Stage 1 under the new program requirements (Modified Stage 2) (Posted 12/8/15)

Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Basics (Posted 10/16/15)

CMS and ONC Release Final Rules for the EHR Incentive Program (Posted 10/9/2015)

Attention Eligible Professionals: Menu Measures Stage 2 (Posted 8/31/2015)

Supporting Documentation Requirements in MAPIR (Posted 6/9/15)

Attention Eligible Professionals (EPs): Updated Guidance on Reporting Menu Objectives in Stage 1 Meaningful Use (MU) in Program Year 2014 (Posted 4/13/15)

Attention Eligible Providers Participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

MAPIR and Internet Explorer Version (Posted 2/19/15)

Attention Eligible Professionals: Security Risk Analysis Prepayment Checklist - New Requirement for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Effective January 1, 2015

Supporting Documentation Helpful Tip

Common Meaningful Use Application Errors

Attention Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs): Test File Submission to Immunization Registry in Connecticut Available Now For Stage 1 MU Public Health Reporting

Attention Medicaid Eligible Professionals: Do Medicare Payment Adjustments Apply to You?


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