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.
Click here to access the ePIP portal: ePIP Systems for Registration & Attestation.
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration (AHCCCS) is responsible for the implementation of Arizona’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
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||March 31, 2017||March 31, 2017|
|2016||MU 90-days||08.10.2016||March 31, 2017||March 31, 2017|
|2016||MU 12-months||01.03.2017||March 31, 2017||March 31, 2017|
Webinars for Eligible Professionals
- Medicaid Patient Volume & Hospital Based Encounters #1
- Medicaid Patient Volume & Hospital Based Encounters #2
- Medicaid Aggregate Patient Volume Webinar
- Medicaid Individual Patient Volume Webinar
Reference Guides & Tools for AIU
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Information on Eligible Professionals
Information on Eligible 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.
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AHCCCS Provider Registration
602-417-7670 (option 5) Maricopa County
800-794-6862 Outside Maricopa County
Website: AHCCCS Provider Registration Unit
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Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC)
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.
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.