Category: Meaningful Use
Be Ready! A recent audit by the OIG revealed that CMS issued hundreds of millions of dollars worth of incorrect EHR incentive payments.
Per the EHR Incentive Program, documentation to support attestation data for meaningful use objectives and clinical quality measures should be retained for six years post-attestation.
From The Wall Street Journal:
Medicare erroneously paid an estimated $729 million to doctors and other health professionals under a multibillion-dollar federal initiative designed to shift the health-care system from paper records to computer files, according to a new federal audit.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, which conducted the audit, said Medicare, over a three-year period, improperly paid health professionals who vouched they earned bonus payments under the initiative, but who either lacked required proof or failed to meet bonus criteria.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency … Read More »
Meaningful Use continues until 2021 for EPS who are participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
The 2017 Program Year brings some changes in the Medicaid Meaningful Use reporting requirements for certain Modified Stage 2 Objectives. Also, in 2017, EPs can choose to report on Stage 3 Objectives instead of Modified Stage 2.
Join us for our “Meaningful Use: Preparing for 2017 and First Look at Stage 3” Webinar on Tuesday, May 16 at Noon EST.
During this webinar, we’ll provide a side-by-side comparison to help with your decision making process.
Register now to learn more about Medicaid Meaningful Use reporting for 2017.
On October 14, 2016, CMS released its final rule for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
Kentucky REC presented a MACRA Overview webinar to help organization’s understand how this will impact the way they deliver care.
To listen to the webinar, please click here.
The following questions were asked on the webinar. We have answered the Frequently Asked Questions below.
Please note: If you asked a question and do not see an answer here, please contact us directly and we will be more than happy to speak with you.
1. Are anesthesiologist excluded from MIPS?
Anesthesiologist may be exempt from participating in the MIPS program or certain categories of the program dependent on the place of service codes billed. Once CMS has the NPI lookup feature available you will be able to use this tool to find out for … Read More »
Participants in the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Must Attest by Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program must attest using the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System by Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Important Notice Regarding eReporting CQMs:
If you are an Eligible Professional (EP) with an attestation status of “Pending eReporting,” you have selected to report your Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) electronically through one of the mechanisms below. If you have not submitted your CQMs electronically through one of the available mechanisms for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) by the deadline, your attestation will expire and you will not meet meaningful use. You may choose to MODIFY your attestation and enter your CQMs … Read More »
The Kentucky Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will be accepting attestations for Program Year 2016 Meaningful Use beginning Thursday, February 13th at 1:00 pm.
User manuals for EPs and EHs for Program Year 2016 are located on the EHR website, under the Manuals section. The deadline to submit an attestation for Program Year 2016 is 11:59 pm, March 31, 2017. Any attestation that is in process after that time will be closed out and not eligible for participation. In the event of any questions or concerns, you may contact the EHR team by emailing EHRIncentives@ky.gov or calling (502) 564-0105 extension 2463.