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Can a State access enhanced matching funds for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program to participate in the creation of a Health Information Exchange (HIE) that is not directly administered by the State Medicaid Agency?

The enhanced match rate depends upon whether the Health Information Exchange solution is using Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) funding or Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) funding. Governance only is relevant under the MMIS regulations, as it pertains to the matching rate determination. States should talk to CMS about their ideas in draft, informally, so that CMS can give a more State-specific response around appropriate funding, matching rates, etc. For more information about the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, please visit Keywords: FAQ10529

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