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One-time CMS Registration

The guides below will help you register and attest for Promoting Interoperability Programs. These official guides provide easy instructions for using the Federal CMS Medicare and Medicaid Registration & Attestation System (RAS), helpful tips and screenshots to walk you through the process, and important information that you will need in order to successfully register and attest. Please download the guide that best fits your needs:

What is needed to register?

EPs may choose to receive the incentive payment themselves or assign them to a clinic or group to which they belong.

EPs must select the Medicare or Medicaid Promoting Interoperability program (a provider may switch from one to the other once during the incentive program prior to 2015).

If Medicaid is selected, the provider must choose only one state (EPs may switch states annually). Providers must revisit the RAS to make any changes to their information and/or choices, such as changing the program from which they want to receive their incentive payment.


After the initial registration, the provider does not need to return to the RAS before seeking annual payments unless information needs to be updated. EHs seeking payment from both Medicare and Medicaid will be required to visit the RAS annually to attest to meaningful use before returning to the Illinois attestation system (eMIPP). EHR Medicaid Incentive payment system to attest for the Illinois Promoting Interoperability Program.

The RAS will assign the provider a CMS Registration Number and electronically notify HFS of a provider�s choice to access Illinois� Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for payment.

Step 3 � Attestation 

Promoting Interoperability Program for Medicaid (eMIPP)

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Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

JB Pritzker, Governor • Theresa Eagleson, Director

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