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Current Status and Updates
Idaho Medicaid submitted its State Medicaid HIT Plan to CMS for approval on November 23, 2011. We were notified on January 10th, 2012 that we had received approval for the plan and for our budget. The new budget will go into effect on March 1, 2012. This is great news for Idaho. Medicaid will initiate building an information management system to support the program in the next few weeks. It is expected that this will take up to six months to complete. Once completion is assured we will set a firm implementation date for the incentive program. You will be notified as soon as that date is confirmed.
In the interim Medicaid is planning an outreach effort for providers to begin this Spring. The goal of this effort is to provide you with the information you need to successfully apply to Idaho for a Medicaid incentive payment. More information will be forthcoming.
In the interim please feel free to visit Idaho's Medicaid Incentive Payment Program website at www.MedicaidEHR.dhw.idaho.gov. There is also an option there for submitting questions to the program staff directly. I also encourage you to visit the CMS website for the incentive program. They have wonderful tools to support you as well as great information on all aspects of both the Medicaid and Medicare incentive programs.
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How to Access the Idaho Incentive Management System (IIMS)
Before you can apply/attest to Idaho Medicaid for an EHR incentive program payment, you must first successfully register at the CMS EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System. The Idaho Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will then receive notification from CMS and conduct a preliminary review of eligibility before you can complete your application/attestation for the Idaho Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. The review by the Idaho EHR Program staff may take several business days or longer. You will be contacted regarding any issues with your CMS registration affecting your Idaho eligibility. When the verification is complete, you will receive an email inviting you to complete your application/attestation with Idaho.
The following information will be required to sign on to the Idaho Incentive Management System (IIMS) to complete your Idaho application/attestation:
If you do not recall your CMS Registration Identification Number, you must return to the CMS EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System to reference it.
Please click on https://iims.dhw.idaho.gov to complete your application/attestation for the Idaho Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
Once you have completed your application/attestation in IIMS, attached required supporting documentation, and submitted to the Idaho Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, the EHR Program staff will complete the eligibility determination. Once a provider is determined eligible, the Idaho Medicaid EHR Program will notify CMS to approve for payment and you will then be notified of your eligibility status. Once determined eligible, the incentive payment will be processed within 45 days.
If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the Idaho EHR Help Desk at 208-332-7989. The hours of operation for the help desk are 8:00am – 5:00pm (MDT), Monday thru Friday.
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