Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program

Med-QUEST Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program

For EPs
Program Year 2016 was the last year EPs were able to begin participation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
February 20, 2018 - First day to register and attest for Program Year 2017.
June 30, 2018 - Last day to register and attest for Program Year 2017.

For EHs
February 20, 2018 - First day to register and attest for Program Year 2017.
June 30, 2018 - Last day to register and attest for Program Year 2017.

As the healthcare landscape continues to modernize, recent legislation was passed to encourage the adoption of Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) technology in documenting patient care. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included provisions to incentivize use of health information technology, including EHRs and health information exchange, among Medicaid and Medicare providers. Through the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs), can receive federally funded incentive payments to adopt, implement, or upgrade (AIU), or meaningfully use (MU) certified EHR technology.

To participate in the Hawaii Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, EPs and EHs must first register on the CMS Registration and Attestation System, also referred to as the National Level Registry (NLR); and then register on the Hawaii State Level Registry (SLR).

Please download and review the Hawaii Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Provider Manual. Additional information can also be found on the Hawaii Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Provider Outreach Page (POP).  The POP contains many useful tools including an eligibility calculator; Jump Start page; Program Workbooks for EPs, EHs, and group administrators; FAQs; a link to the NLR; and a link to the Hawaii SLR.  Please visit the POP on a regular basis for updated information regarding the Hawaii Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

Introduction to the Hawaii Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Post-Payment Audit 

The State of Hawaii Med-QUEST Division is pleased to announce that Myers and Stauffer, an independent auditing firm, has been selected to provide auditing services for Hawaii's Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program. Myers and Stauffer will be responsible for conducting post-payment audits to ensure that state and federal funds are expended appropriately and accounted for in a transparent manner. 

Myers and Stauffer has over 40 years' experience providing accounting, consulting, data management and program integrity services to state Medicaid agencies, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the United States Department of Justice. Additionally, they have provided Medicaid auditing and consulting assistance to the State of Hawaii Medicaid agency since 2000. 

Any questions should be directed to Myers and Stauffer at (800) 336-7721or by email to HawaiiEHR@mslc.com

Program Resources

State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan - 2014

The Hawaii POP can be accessed at: http://hi.arraincentive.com

The CMS Registration and Attestation System can be accessed at:

https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action.

Helpful Hints for a Successful 2016 Hawaii Medicaid EH MU Attestation

Helpful Hints for a Successful 2016 Hawaii Medicaid EP MU Attestation