On September 1st, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a letter to state Medicaid directors providing guidance on the Medicaid health information technology (HIT) incentive payment program included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The letter and six enclosures are available at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Recovery/11_HealthIT.asp
The six enclosures include:
A. State Medicaid Hit Plan (SMHP)
B. Relationship between MMIS, MITA and HIT Adoption
C. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Roles and Responsibilities of CMSO and the State to Administer and Implement HIT Incentive Payments
D. Office of the National Coordinator Grant Opportunities and CMS Funding Opportunities
E. Medicaid – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Section 4201: Health Information Technology (HIT) Potentially Eligible for 90 Percent HIT Administrative Match
F. Health Information Technology Resources
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