Meaningful Use Highlights, November 2016

Medicaid MU

Medicaid Meaningful Use 2016

The last year that an eligible professional (EPs) can begin participation in the Medicaid EHR incentive program is 2016.

  • Payments for eligible professionals are higher under Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs — up to $63,750 over six years.
  • Eligible professionals can receive an incentive payment for adopting, implementing, or upgrading certified EHR technology in their first year of participation.
  • Medicaid eligible professionals who also treat Medicare patients will see a negative payment adjustment to Medicare reimbursements beginning in 2015, if they do not successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use.

For more information on reporting requirements and deadlines, click here.

Alternate Medicare Attestation for Medicaid EPs
For years in which they cannot meet Medicaid MU eligibility requirements, EPs may avoid payment adjustments by attesting on the CMS Registration and Attestation System.

MACRA and Medicaid Meaningful Use
MACRA does not affect Medicaid Meaningful Use. The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will continue until payment year 2021. Providers eligible to participate in MIPS and Medicaid MU must report data separately, both to CMS to earn a score toward MIPS, and to their state Medicaid MU program to earn EHR incentives.

90-day Reporting Period Finalized for 2016

CMS is allowing returning EPs in Medicare and Medicare EHR Incentive Programs to use any continuous 90-day reporting period in 2016 and 2017. Click here for the CMS factsheet.

90-day data ending Oct. 31, 2016, is being extracted for both Objectives and eCQMs. Change your view from YTD to 90 days in the drop-down on the MAQ Dashboard scorecard view.