Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Now Accepting Program Year 2017 Applications

July 21, 2017

On June 17, the Wisconsin Medicaid EHR Incentive Program announced that it is opening its attestation system for hospitals and eligible professionals to attest to meaningful use of certified EHR technology for Program Year 2017.

Program Year 2017 is from January 1 to December 31, 2017, and participants must report on the meaningful use criteria for any continuous 90-day period. The deadline to apply for a Program Year 2017 incentive payment is March 31, 2018.

For more information on Program Year 2017, including the meaningful use reporting requirements, access the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ ForwardHealth updates for hospitals ( and for eligible professionals ( For questions, contact Andrew Brenton, WHA assistant general counsel, at or 608-274-1820.

This story originally appeared in the July 21, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter