Program Updates

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Alternate Medicare MU Attestations for Eligible Professionals 

Eligible Professionals who do not qualify to attest to Meaningful Use (MU) with Medicaid for Program Year (PY) 2016 may attest to MU with Medicare in order to avoid payment adjustments in 2017 (if they are first-time MU attesters in PY 2016) or in 2018 (if they are returning MU attesters in PY 2016). Click here for more information. 

DCH Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Audit Appeals & Administrative Review Policy 

This policy applies to all providers enrolled in the Georgia Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Click here for the Audit Appeals and Administrative Review Policy.

The CMS Medicaid HITECH FAQs for Calender Year 2016

The CMS Medicaid HITECH team has developed FAQs in response to inquiries from state Medicaid administrators regarding participation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for Calendar Year 2016. Click  here to view the FAQs. 

AIU and MU Grace Periods for PY 2016

CMS announced the following AIU and MU grace periods for Program Year (PY) 2016 for Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs) participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

EH MU Grace Period: December 31, 2016
EH AIU Grace Period: December 31, 2016
EP MU Grace Period: March 31, 2017
EP AIU Grace Period: March 31, 2017

PY16 will continue using normal grace periods with a tail period of March 31, 2017. 

Eligible Medicaid providers have until the dates listed above to attest to AIU and MU for PY2016. The Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is limited to EPs for six years of participation, and EHs for three years. Participants must use certified EHR technology and meet all eligibility requirements. Click here for the Provider Quick-Start Guide for step-by-step details for enrolling in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

ONC Certified HIT Product List (CHPL) Site

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced that release of the updated version of the ONC Certified HIT Product List (CHPL) site will become available on July 1, 2016. Please review the documents by clicking on the links below, which provide information for stakeholders/customers to update their URL links and web service definition language (WSDL) endpoints to access services at the new CHPL site.

Public Health Reporting Measures

Eligible Professionals must attest to two out of three Public Health reporting measures to satisfy the MU Modified Stage 2 registry reporting for Program Year 2016. Eligible Professionals must be in active engagement with a registry to meet the measure. Click here for detailed information about reporting measures in 2016. Eligible Professionals seeking to determine if there is a specialized registry available for them, or if they should claim an exclusion can click here for more information. To learn more about the Public Health Registries, please visit: http://dph.georgia.gov/meaningful-use. Save all communications (screenshots and emails are acceptable) related to these registries for your records. 

Modified Stage 2 Rule Change

CMS published a final rule that specifies criteria that Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals, and critical access hospitals must meet in order to participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. The final rule’s provisions encompass 2015 through 2017 (Modified Stage 2) as well as Stage 3 in 2018 and beyond. Click here for details.

Required MAPIR Documents

Eligible Professionals must upload documentation that support their applications for Program Years 2015 and 2016 to MAPIR. The documentation will vary based on the participation year. Also, Eligible Professionals cannot use the same Security Risk Assessment (SRA) or SRA update for Program Years 2015 and 2016. If you have questions regarding your application, contact the Medicaid Incentive Program Call Center at 1-800-766-4456 or submit an inquiry on the web portal at www.mmis.georgia.gov.

Security Risk Assessment - Posted 01/19/16

EP Tips for Post Payments Audits - Posted 03/03/16

 

Required Documentation for AIU

Required Documentation for MU

Detailed Encounter Report  

Detailed Encounter Report  

Patient Volume Calculator  

Patient Volume Calculator  

Verification of Use Letter

Verification of Use Letter  

Dually Signed Contract

Security Risk Assessment  

 

Screenshots for Y/N  

 

Documentation for Exclusions  

 

MU Summary Report/Dashboard