2011 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

Appropriate Federal Funds for Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program

Item 295.1 #1c

Item 295.1 #1c

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 $20,000,000 NGF

Page 247, after line 4, insert:
Authority:  P.L. 11-5."

(This amendment provides federal appropriation for the Medicaid electronic health records (EHR) incentive program. This program provides 100 percent federal funding through incentive payments to eligible professionals and hospitals to assist in adopted EHR technology. Eligible providers may receive incentive payments for up to six years. The Department of Medical Assistance Services will administer the program and the first payments are expected in fiscal year 2012. This amendment provides the necessary appropriation to begin making payments. Over the six-year period, an estimated $250 million in federal funds is available for Virginia providers to adopt EHR technology.)