Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program (Promoting Interoperability)

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs (Promoting Interoperability) encourage providers to demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.

Since 2018, nearly 550,000 health care providers received payment for participating in the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability programs.

Programs and Services

​Why an EHR Incentive Program?

The nation's health care system continues to undergo​ an information exchange transformation to improve quality, safety and efficiency of care.

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act established Medicare and Medicaid programs to provide incentive payments for meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHR) technology.

Article: The Meaningful Use Regulation for Electronic Health Records, David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, New England Journal of Medicine.

In 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to improve access to hospital price information and use of EHRs while making it easier for providers to spend time with their patients.

CMS also proposes an overhaul the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs to focus on interoperability, improve flexibility, relieve burden and emphasize use of electronic health information exchange between providers and patients. The current EHR Incentive Programs will be renamed Promoting Interoperability Programs.

Provider Information

Submit questions you have about the EHR program. Providers may log onto the attestation site to begin the EHR participation process, view or check status of their attestation.

Please direct questions concerning initial enrollment requirements for EHR such as NPI issues, associations with groups or licensure issues to (877) 838-5085

Please direct questions regarding eligible professional patient volume, EHR vendor verification and other program questions to Amanda Ridgeway at (502) 564-0105, ext. 2463.

Technical Assistance

For EHR selection, training and technical assistance, please contact the regional extension centers (RECs) listed below.


Please visit our What's New page for the latest news and information.

General information on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs (Promoting Interoperability) can be found on the CMS website.

For assistance with registration, contact the NLR Production Support Help Desk toll free at (833) 238-0203 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time or email the help desk.

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