Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program
The official web page for the Medicaid
PI Program for Arkansas providers
Arkansas Incentive Payment Team (AIPT)
AIPT, maintained by the fiscal agent, processes payments and works with providers who are involved in the
Arkansas’s online system for registration in the program is available and the
can assist providers with eligibility, registration and other program-related questions. To reach the
AIPT, call (800) 457-4454 and choose option 4 for the
Incentive Payment Assistance Center.
Program Year 2017 Application Deadline
If you wish to apply for an EHR
incentive payment for Program Year (PY) 2017, new applications must be submitted no later than September 17, 2018
. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. A submitted application means that you have registered with the R&A, attested through MAPIR
and completed the MAPIR
application by clicking the Submit button.
Pending applications for PY 2017 must be completed by September 30, 2018. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the AIPT team at email@example.com.
EHR Program Name Change
To reflect CMS’s commitment to interoperability of health care data and patients’ access to their health information, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program is being overhauled. Effective immediately, the EHR Incentive Program will change to the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program. The MIPS Advancing Care Information performance category will be known as the Promoting Interoperability performance category.
This rebranding does not merge the EHR Incentive Program and MIPS. Instead, these changes reflect CMS’s mission to move these programs beyond the current Meaningful Use requirement to an increased focus on interoperability and ease of patient access to health information. In the coming weeks, CMS will update its websites and educational resources to reflect these changes.
eClinical Works Error Message
Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Professionals who used eClinical Works from August 2016 to December 2016 (attesting to Meaningful Use Objective four and five for Program Year 2016), please see
6097 regarding certified
technology with a flawed method of calculation for Meaningful Use attestation. (HTML, new window).
products, previously certified as products to be used as part of the Medicare and Medicaid
Incentive Programs, have had their certifications revoked. View or print the news release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Word, new window).
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC HIT)
has launched HealthIT.gov (HTML, new window), to be the leading national resource on health information
technology. The website provides extensive
support and resources for providers, professionals, patients and families. For
more information, visit HealthIT.gov (HTML, new window) today.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides for state Medicaid programs to offer financial incentives to eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs) who adopt certified
With widespread, meaningful use of
EHRs, states can achieve interoperability in health care technology to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient health care.
Arkansas Medicaid provides incentive payments through the Medicaid
Incentive Program. Providers are eligible to receive up to $63,750 over a six-year period when they adopt, implement or upgrade to certified
technology. Meaningful use will not be addressed in year one.
For more information about the Medicaid
Incentive Program, refer to the following resources:
Incentive Program requires the use of certified
technology. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has adopted standards, implementation specifications and
certification criteria for
To qualify for incentive payments, providers must use
technology that has been tested and certified by an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). Even if a provider already uses
technology, it must be tested and certified by an ONC-ATCB specifically for the Medicaid
For more information about certification, refer to the
Technology Website (HTML, new window)
The rule for meaningful use was established by
and includes a set of standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria for
Meaningful use means providers are using certified
technology in ways that can be measured significantly in terms of quality and quantity. The three components of meaningful use are using
- In a meaningful way, such as e-prescribing.
- For electronically exchanging health information to improve the quality of health care.
- To submit clinical quality measures and other measures.
For more information about meaningful use, refer to the following resource:
Meaningful Use Overview (HTML, new window).
User Guide – Part 1 (Word, new window)
User Guide – Part 2 (Word, new window)
MAPIR EP User Guide – Part 3 (Word, new window)
MAPIR EP User Guide – Part 4 (Word, new window)
User Guide (Word, new window)
Website (HTML, new window)
Incentive Program Website (HTML, new window)
Final Rule (PDF, new window)
HealthIT.gov (HTML, new window)
HITArkansas Website (HTML, new window)
Certification Program (HTML, new window)