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Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

​Oregon’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program offers eligible providers and hospitals financial incentives to adopt, implement or upgrade to certified electronic health record (EHR) technology and become meaningful users of the EHR technology. EHRs can help improve the quality and coordination of care across settings, and provide patients immediate access to their complete and secure health records.​​​​​​​​​​

Program Updates

Year 2015: As of December 15, 2015, the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will only accept attestations coming into the program under adopt, implement or upgrade (AIU). The program will not be able to accept any attestations that use the 2015-2017 modifications for meaningful use (found in the CMS Final Rule). OHA anticipates opening to accept such attestations for both Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals in late Spring 2016.

Year 2016 Program year 2016 is the last year to begin the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (coming in under AIU or MU Payment Year 1). Eligible professionals can receive an incentive payment for adopting, implementing or upgrading, certified EHR technology in their first year of participation.

OAR Changes: Based on the CMS Final Rule, 2015-2017 Modifications for Meaningful Use, the Office of Health IT will be making (mostly minor) updates to OARs:

410-165-0000: Basis and Purpose
410-165-0020: Definitions
410-165-0060: Eligibility
410-165-0080: Meaningful Use

Please check back, as this site will be updated as new information becomes available. If you have questions, contact us at Medicaid.EHRIncentives@state.or.us


Quick Answers

How do I know if I'm an eligible provider?

 If you're a provider and less than 90% of your services are provided in a hospital, than you are not considered hospital based and may qualify for the program. See the Provider Eligibility page for more information.

How much will I get?

This depends on whether you'll be applying as an individual Provider or for a Hospital. You can visit these pages to learn about incentive amounts for each.

What EHR systems are there?

There are many systems – we can help you find the right one for your hospital or clinic and guide you on how to get it certified.

​​Register and ApplyFind out if you are eligible and prepare to apply for the EHR Incentive Program. The program is designed to support your clinic or hospital by providing payments to assist in installing or updating your EHR as well as develop and achieve meaningful use of your system.

Medicaid vs. MedicareLearn more about the difference between the two incentive programs and how to apply.​

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