NOTE: EHR Incentive Payment Update: The Governor signed the General Appropriations Act for the 2014-15 state fiscal year June 2, 2014. The EHR Incentive Program has been authorized to resume making incentive payments. Applicants must meet all requirements during pre-payment validation before the payment will be approved. Applications are being reviewed in the order in which they were submitted. We will notify the contact via email with any questions and corrections that are required. Once all 2013 applications are completed, we will start reviewing 2014 applications.

Program Year 2013 Grace Period for Eligible Professionals ended 3/31/14

Applications that were submitted after 11:59 p.m. on 3/31/14 will not be processed unless the provider was experiencing an issue accessing the MAPIR application. Documentation of the error message must be provided.

The call center can also assist with policy and application questions or emails can be sent to MedicaidHIT@ahca.myflorida.com.

Program Year 2014 Meaningful Use Applications

The on-line state registration and attestation system, MAPIR, is ready for Meaningful Use attestations for the 2014 program year. Providers attesting to Adopt, Implement, or Upgrade for the 2014 program year can also attest now. Ensure that you are using your 2014 EHR Certification number when completing the MAPIR application. MAPIR will display the old certification number if you entered it at the CMS registration site and ask that you indicate whether the information is accurate.  If the only inaccuracy is the certification number, please click Yes and then enter the correct EHR certification number on the next screen. Any other updates to your registration information must be made at the CMS registration site.

Please remember that documentation to support your volume and access to certified EHR technology is required for providers attesting to Adopt, Implement, or Upgrade. For applicants attesting to Meaningful Use, documentation of volume; Meaningful Use reports for all Core, Menu, and Clinical Quality measures; and the Additional Documentation form are required. You can find more information on documentation requirements in our Frequently Asked Questions (under Resources) and other sections of this website.

If you have questions, please contact the EHR Call Center at 1-855-231-5472.

Avoiding Medicare Payment Adjustments

Eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CAHs) who are not meaningful users of certified EHR technology may be affected by the mandated Medicare EHR Incentive Program payment adjustments.  These adjustments will be applied to your Medicare reimbursement effective January 1, 2015, for EPs and October 1, 2014 for Medicare EHs. Payment adjustments for CAHs will be applied beginning with the fiscal year 2015 cost reporting period.

To avoid the adjustments, providers can attest to Meaningful Use through either the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Read the "What Providers Need to Know" [PDF 152 KB] document to learn more about adjustments and what you need to do.