Learning Opportunities

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CMS has released a Centralized Repository for public health agency and clinical data registry reporting to provide an additional, centralized source of information for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals looking for public health, clinical data, or specialized* registry electronic reporting options.

Program Year 2016 Applications

The deadline for Program Year 2016 applications was March 31, 2017. Over 2,200 applications were received and are being processed based on the date submitted. We anticipate it taking at least three months before all applications are initially reviewed. If you want to verify that your application was submitted – you can log into the MAPIR application and view your dashboard. If you have questions about your application, you may contact the EHR Help Desk at 1-855-231-5472. We appreciate your patience as we work through these applications.

Program Year 2016 was the final year in which eligible professionals and hospitals could begin to participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

Program Year 2017 Applications

All providers will have a 90 day EHR (meaningful use (MU)) reporting period for Program Year (PY) 2017. Providers who are attesting to MU for the first time in PY 2017, will report CQMs for 90 days; however returning providers will be required to report CQMs for the full calendar year.

Another significant change is meaningful use actions must take place during the program year to count in numerators. For example, the Security Risk Analysis (SRA) or review must occur during the program year. For Program Year 2017, this means actions must occur in 2017.

Changes to the MAPIR attestation system for Program Year 2017 are in progress and expected to be completed in August 2017.