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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.

Notice: System upgrades delay attestations

Due to system updates, the eMIPP attestation application for EPs (Eligible Providers) will shut down until September 21, 2018 (for all years). HCA has received approval from CMS to extend the deadline for providers attesting to Meaningful Use program year 2017 to October. HCA will notify our providers when the system is back up and ready for 2017 attestations. Dual Eligible hospitals that attest Meaningful Use to Medicare still need to attest by 4/30/2018 for the 2017 payment year.

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We provide monthly newsletters to keep you up-to-date on the EHR program.

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Data reporting date spans

For MU Program Year 2017 EPs can use 90 - 365 days of Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) data.

For MU Program Year 2018 EPs must use 365 days of eCQM data if attesting to MU years 2-6.


Worksheets and instructions

Eligible hospitals

Eligible providers

Tools and tip sheets

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

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: