Electronic Health Record

Incentive Programs

In July of 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.  These programs will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals (both PPS and critical access hospitals) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.  The following is a list of some resources that should be of assistance in meeting the requirements of the programs and receiving the available funding.  If you have recommendations for additions to the resource list, please contact Jonathan Bennett (jonathanb@wsha.org) at (206) 577-1851.

Rules

 Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  1. Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator 
  2. Request for Comments on Meaningful Use Stage 2
  3. CMS Fact Sheets on Meaningful Use Objectives
  4. AHA Meaningful Use Resource

Office of the National Coordinator

  1. popHealth (a free tool to simplify and automate reporting of clinical quality measures for meaningful use)
  2. Registration and Attestation Manual for Physicians
  • Privacy and Security
  1. General
  2. Building Trust in Health Information Exchange
  3. Health Information Privacy and Information on HIPAA 
  1. Strategic Plan  
  2. Health Information Technology Policy Committee
  3. Health Information Technology Standards Committee  
  4. Blog

Oregon Resources

Regional Extension Centers

Washington Medicaid

Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA)

Most Recent Rules and Guidance

Other Helpful Resources