WV Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment Information

 

Effective July 4th, 2011, providers eligible for the Provider Incentive Program (PIP) may register with the National Level Repository (NLR).

Providers are required to have an active WV HealthPAS Online account with Molina prior to attesting for their incentive payment.  Please see the WV TPA User Guides for more details.  If you need further assistance on obtaining a HealthPAS Online account, you may contact our EDI Helpdesk at 1-888-483-0793, option 6.

For those providers who have already registered with CMS' National Level Repository (NRL) for incentive payment, the transition from the CMS NLR Incentive Registration to the WV Medicaid EHR Incentive solution can take 48 hours. You will be notified by the email you provided to the CMS NRL Incentive Registration when we receive and process this information. At that time, providers may proceed with their attestations by logging into their WV HealthPAS Online and selecting the Provider Incentive Payment option.

WV EHR Solution Provider Training Materials 

West Virginia has created user manuals and companion worksheets for providers to utilize while they are using the system to complete their attestation. The workbooks have detailed instructions to the provider on what data they need to pull prior to attesting and how to complete their attestation online. 

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 Overview - West Virginia EHR Provider Incentive Program

The Electronic Health Records (EHR) Provider Incentive Payment (PIP) is a federal program offering financial support to assist eligible providers to adopt (acquire and install), implement (train staff, deploy tools, exchange data), or upgrade (expand functionality or interoperability) certified EHR technology.

The program goals are to improve outcomes, facilitate access, simplify care, and reduce costs of health care nationwide by:
  • Enhancing care coordination and patient safety
  • Reducing paperwork and improving efficiencies
  • Facilitating information sharing across providers, payers, and state lines
  • Enabling communication of health information to authorized users through state Health Information Exchange (HIE) and the National Health Information Network (NHIN).


Incentives are available through both Medicaid and Medicare. Eligible healthcare professionals will be required to choose between Medicaid and Medicare. Those in border counties should choose the state from which they will receive the incentive payments. Hospitals may be able to receive incentive funds from both programs. The Bureau for Medical Services (BMS) will administer the Medicaid EHR PIP program for West Virginia.

Select the links below to learn more about the Provider EHR Incentive payment program nationally and in West Virginia.

CMS EHR Incentive Program
List of Certified EHR Technology
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
West Virginia Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center
West Virginia Health Information Exchange