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Hospitalists Now Eligible for EHR Incentive Payments

Added 4/4/14
As of April 1, 2014, with the implementation of MAPIR 5.3, a hospital-based physician (hospitalist) is eligible to apply for an EHR incentive payment. Providers are considered hospital-based if they provide 90% or more of their covered professional services in either a hospital inpatient (Place of Service 21) or emergency department (Place of Service 23) setting. Applying as a hospital-based physician means you are using your own certified EHR instead of the hospital’s.

All applicants are required to upload a signed contract, Letter of Intent to Purchase, or Proof of Purchase for the selected EHR to their MAPIR application; a hospitalist must also upload their contract/agreement with the hospital or a hospital administrator’s letter stating their status as a hospitalist.

If you have questions, please contact the AIPT at aipt@hp.com.

Eligible Hospitals (EHs) Can Begin Submitting Applications for 2014

Added 1/8/14
Effective January 9, 2014, Eligible Hospitals (EHs) can begin submitting 2014 applications for the EHR incentive program. Contact the Arkansas Incentive Payment Team (AIPT) at aipt@hp.com with questions and concerns.

New EHR A/I/U Requirement

Added 6/7/13
Effective 6/17/13, an applicant attesting for Year 1 (A/I/U) must upload a signed contract, Letter of Intent to Purchase, or Proof of Purchase for the selected EHR. If you have questions, please contact the AIPT at AIPT@hp.com.

Certification for Electronic Health Record Products Revoked

Two electronic health record products, previously certified as products to be used as part of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, have had their certifications revoked. View or print the news release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

CMS’ EHR Provider Incentive Payment Program's Stage 2 Patient Volume Requirements

Updated 3/14/14
View or print CMS’ Stage 2 Regulations: Patient Volume Changes Tip Sheet.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Arkansas Incentive Payment Team (AIPT) at aipt@hp.com.

HRSA Health IT and Quality Webinars Online

Added 5/18/12
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides Health IT and Quality resources for providers serving the uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. To view previous HRSA Health IT and Quality webinars, visit http://www.hrsa.gov/healthit/toolbox/index.html.

HealthIT.gov

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has launched HealthIT.gov, to be the leading national resource on health information technology. The website provides extensive electronic health record (EHR) support and resources for providers, professionals, patients and families. For more information, visit HealthIT.gov today.

Arkansas Incentive Payment Team (AIPT)

HP Enterprise Services has established the Arkansas Incentive Payment Team (AIPT) to process payments and work with providers who are involved in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. Arkansas’s online system for registration in the program will be available on November 8.

Beginning September 19, the AIPT will be available to assist providers with eligibility, registration and other program-related questions. To reach the AIPT, call (800) 457-4454 and choose option 4 for the EHR Incentive Payment Assistance Center.

The Arkansas Incentive Payment Team