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Under the authority of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide financial incentives to eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs), including critical access hospitals (CAHs), as they adopt, implement, upgrade, and demonstrate meaningful use (MU) of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). Learn about the specific eligibility requirements for these incentive payments.

The CMS Final Rule Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  , which was released in October 2015, details criteria that must be met by EPs and EHs in order to qualify for these EHR incentive payments. This criteria must be met in 2015 through 2017 (Modified Stage 2) and in Stage 3 in 2018 and beyond.

More information about the specific requirements for Modified Stage 2 is available by clicking on the links below.


Overview of the Multi-Purpose Agreement (MPA)

Webinar Recording Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 
Webinar Slides [PDF - 547 KB]

The Multi-Purpose Agreement (MPA) has been signed by the IHS Director. The MPA is entered into by health programs operated by Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations that are covered entities, that desire to engage in electronic health information exchange as part of the Meaningful Use Incentive Program. To engage in the electronic health information exchange, review the MPA and return the completed MPA Joinder Agreement.

MPA Agreement [PDF - 2.28 MB]
MPA Joinder Agreement [PDF - 77 KB]
Approved Interim IHM Policy - Resource and Patient Management System Network [PDF - 305 KB]