Health Information Technology (HIT) plays an integral role in transforming the health care delivery system. Improved integration and coordination of care is made more effective when health information can be easily accessed by providers in multiple care settings. Essential hospitals recognize the important role of HIT and, even in the face of limited capital resources, safety net health systems support the widespread adoption of interoperable electronic health records (EHR).
America’s Essential Hospitals staff have curated the following resources to help member hospitals make the most of the EHR Incentive programs:
CMS has created a guide for eligible hospitals for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive program.
In order to be eligible to receive Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive program payments, hospitals must have an enrollment record in PECOS. This information sheet released by CMS contains instructions for hospitals on how to establish an enrollment record or verify an existing one.
CMS has created a step-by-step guide for the Medicare Eligible Hospitals EHR Incentive Program Attestation module.
CMS has created a side-by-side comparison of the notable differences between the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
CMS has developed this table of contents of core and menu set objectives for hospitals that demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.