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EHR Incentive Programs

Important 2017 Medicaid Program Updates

Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reminds participating providers of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program that the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems, known as "MIPS" is not a replacement for the EHR program.

If a provider plans to participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program through their state and they are also a Medicare Part B clinician who is eligible for MIPS, they will also need to participate in the MIPS program to avoid a negative MIPS payment adjustment.

Click Here for information about the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and MIPS.

The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Will continue through 2021

– There are no payment adjustments in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
– EPs and eligible hospitals who meet program requirements can continue to attest to their state Medicaid agencies to receive yearly incentive payments.
-The incentive payment is a fixed amount for each year of participation.
-EPs and eligible hospitals can receive incentive payments for six years nonconsecutively. EPs and eligible hospitals who began the program in 2016 must participate consecutively to receive the full payment amount over six years.
-Eligible hospitals that are eligible to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs may attest under Medicare to avoid a payment adjustment.

To participate in the program in 2017, EPs and eligible hospitals must attest to:

Modified Stage 2 objectives and measures, or
Stage 3 objectives and measures

Click Here to go to the CMS 2017 Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Requirements Webpage

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