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The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act amends
Title XXX of the Public Health Service Act by adding a number of funding opportunities
to advance health information technology using certified electronic health records and
other technology and connectivity required to meaningfully use and exchange electronic
Under HITECH, eligible health care professionals can qualify for Medicaid incentive
payments when they adopt certified EHR technology and use it to achieve specified objectives.
Two regulations have been released, one of which defines the “meaningful use” objectives that
providers must meet to qualify for the incentive payments and the other which identifies the
technical capabilities required for certified EHR technology.
For the first year of Medicaid payment, providers need only attest to having adopted,
implemented or upgraded certified EHR technology.
More information on the Arizona Medicaid EHR Incentive Program can be found here:
EHR Program Information
Payments are made once a month to hospitals that have successfully attested.
EP Payment List Report [PDF]