On May 2, 2011, the state of Indiana began participating in the federal Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program, formerly the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, funded through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorized the CMS to provide incentives for eligible professionals and hospitals as practices and hospitals adopted, implemented, upgraded or demonstrated meaningful use (MU) of certified EHR technology (CEHRT). See Promoting Interoperability Programs on the CMS website at cms.gov.
The implementation of the EHR initiative was a major cornerstone in improving providers' access to health information, coordination of care and health outcomes for Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) members. In their first year, providers were eligible to receive incentive payments for adopting, implementing or upgrading (AIU) to EHR technology. Providers were required to demonstrate meaningful use in subsequent years to receive incentive payments.
Program year 2016 was the last year in which eligible professionals and hospitals could begin participating in the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program. Program year 2021 is the last year for the program. No incentive payments will be made after Dec. 31, 2021.
News and Announcements
Attestation Period Is Closed
The final day to submit an attestation to the Indiana Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program was Oct. 31, 2021. Attestations are no longer being accepted.
For additional details about the end of the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program, please see the CMS 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) Final Rule.
Contact Information and Resources
For information about an attestation previously submitted through the Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository (MAPIR) on the IHCP Provider Healthcare Portal (Portal), please contact Indiana Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program/MAPIR Customer Service at 855-856-9563 or MedicaidHealthIT@fssa.in.gov.
Accessing the Portal and Registering: You can access the Portal to register for a secure account. To register on the Portal, IHCP rendering providers must have their Social Security numbers on file with the IHCP. Rendering providers can update their IHCP provider profiles with a Social Security number using the IHCP Rendering Provider Enrollment and Profile Maintenance Packet.
For information about the PI rule or questions related to meeting PI objectives, please contact the Purdue Healthcare Advisors Indiana Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Help Desk at 844-PHA-INMU (844-742-4668) or INMedicaidMUHelp@purdue.edu.
For details about the Indiana Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program, see the following pages: