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Arizona Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program


The Arizona Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals as they demonstrate adoption, implementation, upgrading, or meaningful use of certified EHR technology. This incentive program is designed to support providers in this period of Health IT transition and instill the use of EHRs in meaningful ways to help our nation to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient health care.

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration (AHCCCS) is responsible for the implementation of Arizona’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

The EHR Electronic Provider Incentive Payment (ePIP) System is where providers register and attest for the Arizona Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

Click here to access the ePIP portal: ePIP System for Registration & Attestation

The EHR Electronic Provider Incentive Payment (ePIP) System is the official web site for the Arizona EHR Incentive Program that provides incentive payments to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals as they adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.

ePIP is a web application that supports registration and attestation for the Arizona Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Only authorized registered providers have rights to access the ePIP System. Each provider must register in order to set-up their ePIP account. Thereafter, the provider can interface with the system, to maintain program information, attest for the program and track incentive payments activity.

Click here to access the ePIP portal: ePIP System for Registration & Attestation

Program Year 2016 is the last year for providers to begin participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. All providers must meet the program requirements no later than December 31, 2016 and will have up until the attestation deadline to submit the attestation in the ePIP System.

Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Attestation Deadlines
Program Year Attest Type System Availability Eligible Professionals Eligible Hospitals
2016 AIU 01.02.2016 June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 (changes expected)
2016 MU 08.10.2016 June 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 (changes expected)

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Eligible Professionals (EP) Logo     

Information on Eligible Professionals
Physicians, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Dentists & Physician Assistant who furnishes services in a Federally Qualified Health Center or Rural Health Clinic that is led by a Physician Assistant.

 
Eligible Hospital (EH) Logo     

Information on Eligible Hospitals
Acute Care Hospitals encompasses General Short-Term Hospitals, Cancer Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals.

Children’s Hospitals are a separately certified children’s hospital, either freestanding or hospital-within hospital that predominantly treats individuals under 21 years of age.

Need Help with: Contact Us:
Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

AHCCCS EHR Staff

602-417-4333

Email: EHRIncentivePayments@azahcccs.gov

Website: Arizona Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

More resources are available to help with other program related questions.

Having Trouble with: Help is Available:
CMS Registration process

CMS EHR Information Center

888-734-6433

Website: CMS Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs

AHCCCS Provider Number, NPI, or TIN

AHCCCS Provider Registration

602-417-7670 (option 5) Maricopa County

800-794-6862 Outside Maricopa County

800-523-0231 Out-of-State

Website: AHCCCS Provider Registration Unit

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

AHCCCS Finance

602-417-4331

Website: Automated Clearing House (ACH) Vendor Authorization Form

ePIP System

AHCCCS EHR Staff

602-417-4333

Website: ePIP Systems for Registration & Attestation

No-Cost Education & Assistance for HIT / HIE

Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC)

602-688-7200

Email: ehr@azhec.org

EHR incentive payments are disbursed once per month after the State determines that the provider is eligible for payment and computed as follows:


Payment to Eligible Professionals

EP payments are predetermined based on a scheduled of 6 payments. Payments are disbursed on a rolling calendar year basis following verification of program requirements.

Participation years do not have to be consecutive but providers must begin participation in the program no later than Program Year 2016.

Payment to Eligible Hospitals

EH payments are determined based on a formula and disbursed over a 4-year period on a Federal Fiscal Year basis following verification of program requirements.

Participation years do not have to be consecutive prior to Program Year 2016 but hospitals must begin participation in the program no later than Program Year 2016 and continue to participate each year thereafter to be eligible for payment.


 IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION

AHCCCS issues Form 1099 to payees (monetary recipients) of EHR Incentive payments. If an Eligible Professional (EP) is reassigning a payment to his/her practice, the EP is personally required to attest that he/she is aware of the payment reassignment and that the reassignment falls within the guidelines issued by the IRS. For more information, please visit our EHR News and Updates page.