Meaningful Use

On July 13, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services announced final rules to support meaningful use of health information technology.  Health care providers and hospitals can qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified EHR technology and use it to achieve specific objectives.  

IDPH's Public Health Meaningful Use Measures Letter
Link: http://www.iowaehealth.org/documents/cms/docs/Resources/Resources_MU/PH_MU_letter_corrected.pdf

Click the above PDF document to learn about the current status of Iowa Department of
Public Health's readiness for Meaningful Use.

IDPH's Iowa Disease Surveillance System (IDSS)
Link: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/adper/idss.asp

Link to the IDSS website.

IDPH's Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS)
Link: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/ImmTB/Immunization.aspx?prog=Imm&pg=Iris

Link to the IRIS website.

Electronic Health Records & Meaningful Use
Link: http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=2996&mode=2

Learn more about the meaningful use final rule from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Iowa Medicaid Enterprise EHR Incentive Payment Program
Link: http://www.ime.state.ia.us/Providers/EHRIncentives.html

The EHR Incentive Payment program allows Medicaid to pay eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals that adopt and meaningfully use certified EHR technology.

Meaningful Use Calculator for Eligible Providers

Use one of these calculators to determine your health IT Medicare Incentive Payment:

For assistance connecting to IHIN services, please contact Telligen at 515-223-2865 via phone or at HIE@Telligen.org via email.  Otherwise, you may also contact Iowa eHealth directly at 866-924-4636.

Watch this brief video to learn how Direct Secure Messaging with IHIN is easy to use,
and better for you and your patients.