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The IRS has published an
Informational Letter [PDF] [RTF]
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.
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 [PDF]
This guide provides a one-stop shop for EPs, covering eligibility, registration,
incentive payment, AIU, meaningful use, CQMs, and other Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
AHCCCS will accept EP attestations for the 2011 calendar year through
April 29, 2012. However, providers must have documentation of adopting,
implementing, or upgrading to certified EHR technology that was signed by December
31, 2011 in order to attest for 2011.
When completing attestation, providers must select data from the calendar year that
precedes the payment year. (Example: If your payment year is 2011, your data must
be based on 2010 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.
AHCCCS received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
to launch the Arizona Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
Phase 1 Registration:
The AHCCCS EHR Electronic Provider Incentive Payment (ePIP) web site for the Arizona
Medicaid EHR Incentive Program opened in July 2011 to all Medicaid Eligible Professionals
(EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs).
Phase 2 Attestation:
The ePIP web site is open for EHR Adopt/Implement/Upgrade (AIU) Attestation activities.
For questions or concerns, contact the EHR Incentive Program Staff:
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