News From MeHI

June 2022

Massachusetts Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Closes After Distributing Over $389M


The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and MeHI would like to thank all healthcare providers who participated in the Massachusetts Medicaid EHR Incentive program.

The incentive program was established by the HITECH Act of 2009. It was launched in October 2011 and has now been officially closed out. The primary goal of the program was to incentivize Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Eligible Professionals (EPs) to adopt an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and demonstrate Meaningful Use.


Over the course of 11 years, EHs and EPs across the Commonwealth acquired EHR systems and learned how to use these systems to improve the quality of care. Providers also implemented electronic health information exchange to more effectively share information with other providers and patient portals to electronically communicate with their patients.


At the conclusion of this program over $280 million in incentives was distributed to more than 8,000 unique EPs. In addition, $109 million was dispersed to 63 EHs. A grand total of nearly 22,000 applications were processed by MeHI under contract by EOHHS.


Congratulations to the providers who successfully completed the program and thank you again to everyone who participated! Your participation has significantly contributed to the increased access and advancement of care delivery in Massachusetts through the adoption of Health IT.

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Healthcare Provider Cybersecurity Monthly Call

Join MeHI and the MassCyberCenter Thursday, July 14 at 10:00am for our monthly healthcare provider cybersecurity call, where representatives from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) New England and the Commonwealth Fusion Center will provide updates on recent cyber threats and trends.

On the May call, we were joined by representatives from MITRE who spoke about the Medical Device Cybersecurity Incident Response Playbook. At the request of the FDA, MITRE is working to revise the playbook to better address the evolution of ransomware attacks, emerging medical device technologies (e.g., cloud), and cybersecurity initiatives across the health sector. To learn more, click here or visit the MassCyberCenter’s Incident Response Planning resource page.

The healthcare provider cybersecurity calls occur on the second Thursday of every month and feature a discussion leader from MeHI and the MassCyberCenter, CISA, the Commonwealth Fusion Center, and additional guest speakers to provide updates on emerging threats and cover a monthly topic of interest from the group. You can register for the call now by visiting our Zoom registration page. If you have any questions, please email


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The Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) is hosting its 8th annual Regional Telehealth Conference on September 29-30, 2022 in Southbridge, MA. With both in-person and virtual attendance options, this year's event will feature 2 days packed full of information and use cases across the telehealth spectrum. Stakeholders from across the seven-state NETRC region and beyond will share telehealth best practices and innovations, network with colleagues, and identify opportunities to advance telehealth.

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