Certified EHR Technology

All electronic health record (EHR) products and systems must be certified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) for participation in the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program (formerly EHR Incentive Program). Providers must use an EHR that is certified specifically for the Promoting Interoperability Programs to receive an incentive payment.

The certification this technology provides assures purchasers and other users that an EHR system or product offers the necessary technology capability, functionality and security to help them satisfy the Meaningful Use objectives for the Promoting Interoperbility Program.

All providers must attest to objectives and measures using EHR technology certified to the 2014 Edition. If available, providers may also attest using EHR technology certified to the 2015 Edition, or a combination of the two. Once a product or system is certified, the name of the product will be listed on the ONC website, with frequent updates as new systems and products are added.

To obtain the CMS EHR certification number for your EHR system or product, please refer to the ONC Certified Health IT Product List or the CMS Promoting Interoperability Programs.