State Medicaid HIT Plan (SMHP)

One of the conditions for each State to receive federal funds for the administration of its Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is that the State must prepare (and submit for approval by CMS) a State Medicaid Health IT Plan (SMHP). This plan is required to contain, at a minimum, the following components:

  • An assessment of the current state of health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE) throughout the State, see Section A, "The State's 'As-Is' HIT Landscape".
  • A description of the five-year vision for the future of HIT and HIE in the State, see Section B, "The State's 'To-Be' HIT Landscape".
  • A detailed plan for how the State will implement the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, see Section C, "The State's Implementation Plan".
  • A description of what policies and procedures the State will employ to ensure that the EHR incentive payments are issued properly and to prevent fraud and abuse, see Section D, "The State's Audit Strategy".
  • A graphical and narrative pathway illustrating the State's strategy for moving from the current state of HIT and HIE to the five-year vision, see Section E, "The State's HIT Roadmap".

New York's SMHP (referred to as the NY-SMHP) was finalized on June 20, 2011 and subsequently received approval from CMS. It will be updated on an annual basis with more current information on the subjects listed above as well as a report on the progress of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. The current version of the NY-SMHP is available here:

New York State Medicaid HIT Plan (PDF, 11.7MB, 410pg.)