CMS has posted the eCQM annual update for the 2019 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals, and the 2019 performance period for Eligible Professionals and Eligible Clinicians.
Medicare attestation for the CMS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) has transitioned to a new platform.
CMS is streamlining the Medicare attestation process by migrating the meaningful use attestation system from the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System to the QualityNet Secure Portal.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is continuing to take steps to make attestation simpler for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the EHR Incentive Program.
Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals: Submit Meaningful Use Data to the Hospital Quality Reporting System (HQR) via the QualityNet Secure Portal in 2018
Recently released MACRA and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System for CY 2017 final rules include provisions that will affect the EHR Incentive Programs in 2017 and beyond.
By Jim Tate – In 2015 CMS released a Final Rule that upset the Meaningful Use apple cart. No longer did we have to remember what were Core vs. Menu measures.
As part of ARRA, Congress established payment adjustments under Medicare for eligible hospitals that are not meaningful users of CEHRT. Learn more about what to know in 2017.
By Jim Tate – Meaningful use audits against 2015 attestations are currently underway. We have found that there are specific areas of attestation documentation that are particularly difficult for hospitals and CAHs. The release in October 2015 of the Modified Stage 2 requirements caught many hospitals by surprise with the removal of the Core and Menu set concepts.
To help eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals successfully participate in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in 2016, CMS has posted new resources on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website.
CMS is extending the application deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process that reduces burden on clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs). The new deadline for Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals is July 1, 2016.
CMS has recently updated two FAQs that provide information on: hospital-based eligible professionals’ eligibility to receive incentive payments from the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, and eligible hospitals’ requirements for meeting the specialized registry objective.
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