A federal source of funding for health information exchanges is getting high marks for providing the financial backing to help assist statewide HIEs in building the infrastructure needed to support Meaningful Use.

Under the Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program, and authorized by the HITECH Act, many HIEs are eligible for 90 percent federal matching funds through 2021. States may request 90/10 HITECH administrative funding for a wide range of HIE activities that support Meaningful Use—states provides 10 percent of the investment in order to receive a 90 percent federal contribution.

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