Learning Opportunities

The latest November2017Learning_Opportunities.pdf information.

CMS Announces Program Changes

On August 2, 2017, as part of other rule-making, CMS finalized serveral changes to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program to be effective October 1, 2017. These changes include:

Program Year 2017

• All EPs will be allowed to use a 90-day reporting period for CQMs (regardless of the submission method).

• EPs will report any 6 CQMs relevant to their scope of practice.

o No longer required to report 9 CQMs across 3 domains.

o Number of available CQMs reduced from 64 to 53.

Program Year 2018

• All EPs will be allowed to use a 90-day EHR reporting period.

• EPs have flexibility to use 2014-certified edition or 2015-certified edition or combination of 2014 edition and 2015 edition.

o EPs will have the option to attest to Modified Stage 2 or Stage 3 objectives as long as the EHR technology (2014, 2015, or combo) can support the objectives and measures to which they attest.

Additional changes to MAPIR are required to accommodate these new requirements. It is anticipated that MAPIR will not be open for Program Year 2017 applications until December. We will keep providers posted on these changes and updates.

NOTE: Program Year 2016 was the final year that Eligible Professionals and Hospitals could begin participation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.