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Electronic Health Records

On this page you will find webinars, white papers, tip sheets, and websites to help you understand the EHR program and to keep you updated on new developments and progress. If you have questions that aren't answered by these resources please submit them to healthit@hca.wa.gov.

Please note: Due to frequent changes and updates, some of the sites below have some older articles. While they may still offer useful guidance, some information may be outdated.

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2016 attestation alert

On November 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule which allows Eligible Professionals to use 90-day spans for all meaningful use (MU) attestations for program year 2016.

For MU (Meaningful Use) Years 2 through 6 you have the option of reporting using a 365-day reporting period or a 90-day reporting period. Attestations were delayed, due to system updates required to accommodate these changes, for those providers wishing to attest with a 90-day reporting period.

As of May 8th, 2017 we are accepting attestations for Meaningful Use Years 2 through 6 until July 7,2017.

The February 28, 2017 deadline was for the following:

  • Any first year attestations (whether it was AIU or MU Year 1).
  • 2016 Meaningful Use Year 1 (first year to attest for Meaningful Use).


Worksheets and instructions

Eligible hospitals

Eligible providers

Tools and tip sheets

Audit Information


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)

These websites provide educational resources to assist you with your application and ongoing participation in the incentive program.

The CMS instructions and tip sheets for the EHR incentive program are grouped by topic and can be reached by going to:

EHR Medicaid Incentive Payment Program

This CMS web page provides incentive payments for eligible healthcare providers to use EHR technology in ways that can positively impact patient care.

If you are an Apple Health (Medicaid) provider who is interested in details of the EHR Medicaid Incentive Payment Program, please go to the program guidelines written by CMS.

National HealthIT

This website provides a step-by-step guide for implementing an EHR.

Certified HealthIT Product List 

This website provides a list of ONC certified EHR systems to assist you in your search for a vendor and product.