Oklahoma Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

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Beginning April 1, 2012 eligible professionals can begin submitting attestations for Stage 1 of Meaningful Use. To be eligible to attest for Stage 1, you must have 90 days of Meaningful Use.

Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH Act), which was enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), incentive payments are available to eligible professionals (EPs), critical access hospitals, and eligible hospitals that successfully demonstrate meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology.

The Recovery Act specifies three main components of meaningful use:

  • The use of a certified EHR in a meaningful manner (e.g.: e-Prescribing);
  • The use of certified EHR technology for electronic exchange of health information to improve quality of health care;
  • The use of certified EHR technology to submit clinical quality and other measures.

The Oklahoma EHR Incentive program began January 3, 2011, being one of the first in the nation to launch. The purpose of the incentive is to provide a financial incentive to assist eligible providers to adopt (acquire and install), implement (train staff, deploy tools, exchange data), upgrade (expand functionality or interoperability) or meaningfully use certified EHR technology.

At the federal level, a certification process has been defined to identify EHR systems that will meet federal incentive program requirements. For more information on the federal rules and to register with the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System, visit the CMS EHR Incentive Program website at www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms. Information on certified EHR systems can be found at http://oncchpl.force.com/ehrcert.

In order to register you will be required to input name, individual NPI or hospital CCN, contact information and the Tax Identification Number (TIN) of who will receive the incentive payment. At the time of registration there will be a field to enter the CMS certification number of your certified EHR system.  This is not a required field at the time of registration but must be completed prior to attestation. Be sure to record your CMS registration number at the end of the registration process. Wait two business days before you return to this site to begin your online attestation with OHCA.

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