Medical records updating meaningful use
This fact sheet includes information on how Members can successfully meet the reporting criteria, earn incentives, and avoid payment reductions. The Electronic Health Records (EHR) Meaningful Use (MU) Incentive Program is an initiative from CMS designed to facilitate the use of EHRs in clinical settings.
Eligible professionals (EPs), hospitals, and critical access hospitals that demonstrate MU of EHRs are eligible for incentive payments.
For state-specific information and resources, review the Medicaid State Information page.
Eligible Professionals (EPs) May Avoid 2018 Payment Adjustments The deadline for Eligible Professionals (EPs) to submit Hardship forms for the 2018 payment adjustment, The one-time hardship exception application instructions can be found here. To read more about CMS payment adjustments and hardship information please read more here.
CMS will only grant and accept reporting numbers from the EHR technologies on the ONC-Certified Health IT Product List.
These reporting numbers are required for attestation under the EHR MU incentives programs.
Starting in 2013, incentive payments will be reduced annually and EPs will be subject to payment penalties, beginning in 2015. Getting Started CMS has developed a number of resources for you to see if you are eligible to begin participating in the EHR MU Incentive Program, as well as instructions on how to register and tips on how to successfully attest to MU, earn incentive payments, and avoid Medicare Payment Penalties. How to Earn Incentive Payments and Avoid Penalties, you must purchase an Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health IT Certified EHR System.
In the letter, the Academy expressed concerns with the criteria and asked that the policy recommend delaying the beginning of Stage 3. The signed organizations expressed their desire to work with CMS on the adoption of EHRs and Meaningful Use, but outlined concerns related to the stringent requirements which could exclude specialists, such as otolaryngologists.
Medicaid EHR Incentive Program The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, which is administered voluntarily by states and territories, will continue through 2021.
To participate in the program in 2017, eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals must attest to: To learn more, visit the 2017 program requirements page on the EHR Incentive Programs website.
Academy comments focus on the need for increased flexibility, interoperability, continuation of 90-day reporting periods, and measure thresholds and requirements. Recently the CMS issued two new proposed rules for the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Meaningful Use (MU) Incentive Program.
Proposed changes include: introducing Stage 3 requirements, aligning Stage 1 and Stage 2 requirements with Stage 3; changing the 2015 reporting period to 90-days; and the removal of measures deemed redundant.
Academy Comments on CQMs for EHR Stage 3 Meaningful Use On November 19, 2013 the Academy submitted a comment letter to CMS regarding Proposed Clinical Quality Measures for Use in Stage 3 of the EHR MU Incentive Program, specifically, the proposed Stage 3 measure on Overuse of Diagnostic Imaging for Uncomplicated Headache.