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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented, through provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), incentive payments to eligible professionals (EP) and eligible hospitals (EH) participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs that are meaningful users of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. The incentive payments are not a reimbursement, but are intended to encourage EPs and EHs to adopt, implement, or upgrade (AIU) to certified EHR technology and use it in a meaningful manner.

The Louisiana Medicaid State Level Repository (SLR) is designed for eligible professionals (EP) and eligible hospitals (EH) to attest to meeting the requirements for the L.A. Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. The L.A. Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is administered by L.A. Medicaid agency and the Louisiana Department of Health.

Eligible providers who wish to participate in either the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program must first register with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Already registered with CMS?
Please enter your NPI and CMS Registration ID in the fields provided to access the L.A. Medicaid SLR. If you do not know your CMS Registration ID, please return to your CMS registration to retrieve that ID; or, contact the CMS EHR Information Center for assistance: (888) 734-6433.
Please note: All existing and returning providers who are using the New LA SLR Application for the first time will need to resubmit their EHR registration at the CMS Registration & Attestation site in order to begin their attestation for the Louisiana Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Once you have resubmitted your registration please allow 24 to 48 hours to allow for the registration data to be processed prior to your initial log-in. Also make note of your CMS Registration Confirmation Number that you are assigned as that will be needed to log into the LA SLR.
Please enter your NPI
Please enter your CMS Registration ID  
Need to register, or modify registration, with the CMS Registration and Attestation System?
Please visit https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/RegistrationandAttestation.html

Click CMS Resubmission Process for additional guidance to resubmit your EHR registration to the CMS Registration and Attestation site.

Upon successful registration, the CMS system will provide a unique CMS Registration ID to the provider, and will transmit registration data to the L.A. Medicaid SLR. The LDH will verify the provider’s eligibility to participate (generally within 24-48 hours), and will email confirmation of eligibility to the provider along with information about how to proceed with attestation. After the initial registration, the provider will not need to return to the CMS Registration and Attestation System unless registration information needs to be updated.

Users working on behalf of an eligible provider for registration and/or attestation must have a CMS Identity and Access Management System (I&A) Web user account (User ID/Password), and be associated to the provider’s NPI. In absence of a CMS I&A account, an individual may not act as a surrogate user on behalf of the provider for registration or attestation.
 
Resources
Need help with CMS registration?
  CMS EHR Information Center: (888) 734-6433.
  CMS Official User Guides: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/RegistrationandAttestation.html
Need help with attestation for the L.A. Medicaid EHR Incentive Program? ehrincentives@la.gov
Need information about the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs? https://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms
Need information about the L.A. Medicaid EHR Incentive Program? http://lamedicaid.com/provweb1/EHR/EHRIndex.htm
                                               
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