American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, HITECH Act, EHR Certification and Meaningful Use (MU)
This site explains the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) that was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. IHS released $500 M in Recovery Act Funds to improve health care and boost the economy in Indian Country.
Area MU Contact List [PDF - 69 KB]
Contact your Area Meaningful Use Coordinator or your Regional Extension Center.
CMS EHR Incentive Programs
This official web site details the requirements for participating in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs.
CMS Final Rule [PDF - 14 MB]
Released July 28, 2010, the Final Rule establishes the criteria for obtaining CMS incentives for demonstrating meaningful use.
CMS Final Rule, Part II
Released September 4, 2012, the Final Rule (Part II) expands the criteria for obtaining CMS incentives for demonstrating MU.
CMS State Medicaid Contacts
This site provides the estimated date that each state intends to begin accepting registrations for its Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
The Division of Epidemiology functions as the leading office in IHS for disease epidemiology, prevention and control of general infectious and chronic diseases as well as the following specific health conditions: cancer, tobacco use, breast and cervical cancer, vaccine-preventable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and disease outbreaks.
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
This site is designed primarily for IHS, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) Indian health care facilities that are actively involved in implementing an EHR or that are contemplating doing so in the near future.
Run by Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health, this site answers questions about achieving MU of certified EHR technology.
MU Incentive Payments and 1099s
Federally employed or contracted Eligible Professionals working for IHS may have received a 1099 form from CMS or a state Medicaid program for MU incentive payments that they assigned to their facilities. If so, these practitioners are encouraged to contact their facility leadership or area coordinators for appropriate documentation. This documentation may be filed with their tax return or in response to the receipt of a notice of underreported income (CP2000). If practitioners receive a CP2000, they must respond within 30 days, so IHS encourages them not to delay in responding to the notice.
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Coordinator
As the official site of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, this site is a resource for the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange.
OIT Training Schedule
Register for current training available for all IHS areas. (Note: RPMS training events are open only to individuals affiliated with IHS, tribal, or urban Indian health program facilities in the United States.)