EHR News & Updates

Important Information: 1099 Reporting for EHR Incentive Payments

The IRS has published an Informational Letter related to Form 1099 reporting for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payments. AHCCCS is utilizing this guidance in its 1099 reporting for EHR Incentive Payments made in 2013 and going forward.

AHCCCS cannot offer advice or assistance as tax issues fall under IRS jurisdiction. Any questions pertaining to this matter should be referred to your accountant and/or attorney.

CMS Introduction to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals

The “Introduction to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals” guide is now available at the CMS EHR Incentive Program website on the Educational Materials tab, found here:

Introduction to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for Eligible Professionals

This guide provides a one-stop shop for EPs, covering eligibility, registration, incentive payment, AIU, meaningful use, CQMs, and other Medicaid EHR Incentive Program subtopics.


Arizona Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration Now Open for EPs!

AHCCCS will accept EP attestations for the 2011 calendar year through April 29, 2012. However, providers must have documentation of adopting, implementing, or upgrading to certified EHR technology that was signed by December 31, 2011 in order to attest for 2011.

Friendly Reminders

When completing attestation, providers must select data from the calendar year that precedes the payment year. (Example: If your payment year is 2011, your data must be based on 2010 encounters).

Providers who have not yet set up electronic funds transfer (EFT) are reminded to submit the necessary documentation as soon as possible to ensure timely processing. Providers may check their EFT status by a simple login to the ePIP system to check for an error message. If no EFT error message is displayed upon login, then the EFT has been set up.


Phased Approach for Registration and Attestation

AHCCCS received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to launch the Arizona Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

Phase 1 Registration: The AHCCCS EHR Electronic Provider Incentive Payment (ePIP) web site for the Arizona Medicaid EHR Incentive Program opened in July 2011 to all Medicaid Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs).

Phase 2 Attestation: The ePIP web site is open for EHR Adopt/Implement/Upgrade (AIU) Attestation activities.

Contact

For questions or concerns, contact the EHR Incentive Program Staff:
Email: EHRIncentivePayments@azahcccs.gov