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Virginia Medicaid EHR Incentive Program



The Virginia Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals as they adopt, implement, upgrade,

or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology in their first year of participation and demonstrate meaningful use for the remaining participation years.

  • The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is voluntarily offered by individual states and territories and will begin in the 3rd quarter of 2012 for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Eligible professionals can receive up to $63,750 over the six years that they choose to participate in the program.

  • Eligible hospital incentive payments are based on a number of qualifying factors.


Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Checklist

Eligible professional and eligible hospitals in your first year of participation may adopt, implement or upgrade or become a meaningful user of certified electronic health records to qualify for

incentive payments. Here's how to qualify:


  • Make sure you're eligible for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. View eligibility guidelines at the CMS Eligibility Page


  • Get Registered.


  • Once you have successfully registered with CMS, you will receive an email communication with instructions on the registration and attestation process for the Virginia Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.


  • Use certified EHR technology. To receive incentive payments, make sure the EHR technology you're using or are considering buying has been certified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Visit the ONC Certified Health IT Product List for details.


  • Get qualified. To receive EHR incentive payments in the first year under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, you must do at least one of the following:


  • Adopt certified EHR technology; or

  • Implement certified EHR technology you have already purchased; or

  • Upgrade your current EHR technology to the newly certified version; or

  • Demonstrate "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology for a 90-day period.

    Visit the CMS Meaningful Use Page to learn about meaningful use objectives and measures.

  • Attest for incentive payments. To get your EHR incentive payment, you must attest (legally state) that you've met all of the eligibility criteria, including having adopted, implemented, upgraded or meaningfully used certified EHR technology.



For bordering states that are interested in Virginia Medicaid's aggregate claims volumes click here for practitioners file and/or click here for hospital file.

Related Links:


Virginia Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration


CMS Registration and Attestation System


ONC Certified Health IT Product List


Eligibility Decision Tool


Virginia HIT Regional Extension Center