Alabama and Missouri Launched Their Medicaid EHR Programs in April


According to CMS “In the last week, Alabama and Missouri began participating in the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. This means that eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals in Alabama and Missouri will be able to receive incentive payments through the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. More information about the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program can be found on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Basics page of the CMS EHR website.

If you are a resident of Alabama or Missouri, and are eligible to participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, visit your State Medicaid Agency website for more information on your state’s participation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program:

• Alabama
• Missouri

As of April 4, 13 states have launched their Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, and six states have issued incentive payments to Medicaid EPs who have adopted, implemented, or upgraded certified EHR technology. CMS looks forward to announcing the launches of additional States’ Programs in the coming months.
For a complete list of states that have already begun participation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, see the State Medicaid Information document from the CMS EHR website.
Want more information about the EHR Incentive Programs?
Make sure to visit the EHR Incentive Programs website for the latest news and updates on the EHR Incentive Programs.

Reminder: Attestation for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is only a few weeks away. On April 18, Medicare EPs and eligible hospitals will be able to use the CMS web-based attestation system to attest to meeting meaningful use criteria. Prepare now for this important milestone.”