CMS developed and published the 2019 performance period electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) flows for eligible clinicians and eligible professionals to the eCQI Resource Center.
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.
CMS Registration and Attestation System is now open. Providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must attest to the 2016 program requirements by March 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET in order to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment.
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.
To participate successfully in the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must submit clinical quality measures (CQMs).
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.
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.
CMS shut down the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System to correct an error that is preventing eligible professionals (EPs) from claiming an exclusion for Measure 1 of the Patient Electronic Access Objective (referred to as 8A in the attestation system).
By Jim Tate – Recently I participated in a web presentation and during the Q and A period it became apparent one of the greatest concerns was the need for clarification for both hospitals and EPs on the Public Health meaningful use measures.
Deadline July 1 for hardship exception to avoid payment adjustments for eligible professionals that did not successfully participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in 2014 and will begin on January 1, 2016.
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