Meaningful Use

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide financial incentives for healthcare providers to “meaningfully use” certified electronic health records (EHRs) to achieve healthcare quality and efficiency goals.

The EHR Incentive Program was created as a result of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, allowing eligible professionals and eligible hospitals to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments of up to $63,750 each. Requirements for incentive payments are being implemented over a multi-year period, phasing in additional requirements for IT and quality objectives in later years (i.e., Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 Meaningful Use).

Colorado Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

CORHIO is assisting the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) by educating healthcare providers and hospitals on the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. For resources and more information on the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, go to the page for your eligibility type:

Medicare EHR Incentive Program

The Medicare EHR Incentive Program is administered at a federal level by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For more information on eligibility, timelines and payments, see our individual pages:

Questions on the EHR Incentive Programs?

Medicaid - Contact the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Coordinator at or 720-285-3232.

Medicare - Call the CMS EHR Information Center at 888.734.6433 for assistance.

Sign up for Medicaid EHR Incentive Program newsletter

Email your name and organization name to or 720-285-3232.