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Learning Opportunities


Staying in the Know With Program Updates
Date: March 14, 2019 • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST • Click Here to Register

Technical Assistance Webinar
Date: March 19, 2019Time: 1:00 – 1:30 pm EST • Click Here to Register

How to Engage for Patient Engagement
Date: March 27, 2019 • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM EST • Click Here to Register

In Your Area

Visit: 2019 Florida Rural Health Care Annual Education Summit
Date: March 4th - 5th • Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Area Provider Workshop
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 • Time 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. EDT • Click Here to Register

Topic: Review program requirements, highlight topics and provide an opportunity for face-to-face interaction. There is no cost to attend.

Important Dates

Deadline to submit new Program Year 2018 application.April 1, 2019

Program Updates

In preparing for 2019, providers should know:

  • CMS has released the Program Year 2019 Stage 3 Specification Sheets for Medicaid providers.
    The 2019 Program Requirements for Medicaid can be found Here.
  • All providers must be utilizing 2015 Certified EHR Technology.
  • All providers will have a 90-day EHR reporting period.
  • All providers will have a full-year (365-day) CQM reporting period except those attesting to Meaningful Use for the first time.

Featured FAQ

What if I change systems or use different systems during the EHR reporting period?

If a provider changes EHR systems or practices at multiple practices, information from all systems utilized during the reporting period must be used.

If a provider is practicing at multiple practices utilizing different systems, and different Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) have been selected at the varying locations, the provider should choose one set to report. Any CQMs that are the same for all practices should also be added together. Providers should upload reports for all objectives from both systems as well as a document explaining which CQMs they are choosing to report.

It is recommended that before changing systems, screen shots be taken to support all MU objectives and back-up reports run and stored in case of a post-payment audit.

For more information, visit all our FAQs by clicking HERE. (Additional details on using different systems can be found in Section 4, Question 5).