EHR News & Updates

1099 Reporting for EHR Incentive Payments

The IRS has published an Informational Letter | Rich Text Version 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.

AHCCCS issues Form 1099 to payees (monetary recipients) of EHR Incentive payments. If an Eligible Provider (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.

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.

Friendly Reminders

When completing attestation, providers must select data from the calendar year that precedes the payment year. (Example: If your Program year is 2014, your data must be based on 2013 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.


For questions or concerns, contact the EHR Incentive Program Staff: