Program Updates

Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Name Change
 
CMS has overhauled and streamlined the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs and renamed it. This program is now known as the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Programs for eligible hospitals, critical access hospitals, and Medicaid providers. Click here for more information about PI Programs. 
 
Georgia Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program (formerly Medicaid EHR Incentive Program) Requirements for Program Year 2018
 
Click here for the latest news from CMS regarding program requirements for PY 2018. More information will be posted here as it becomes available. ​

Meaningful Use Applications for Program Year 2018
 
Eligible Professionals participating in the PI Program can submit their Program Year 2018 MU MAPIR application at this time. All Program Year 2018 MU MAPIR applications must be submitted by September 15, 2018.
 
QNet Information for Eligible Hospitals and CAHs
 
Beginning January 2, 2018, dually eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) attesting to CMS will submit their 2017 Meaningful Use attestations in the QualityNet Secure Portal (QNet). The Registration and Attestation System will continue to be available for Medicaid-only hospitals and CAHs after December 31, 2017. Click here for additional information or here for the QNet Secure Portal Enrollment and Login User Guide.
 
Medicare PI Program Payment Adjustments & Harships Information 
 
Medicare Eligible Hospitals: Submit a Hardship Exception Application by July 1, 2018
Eligible hospitals and CAHs may be exempt from Medicare penalties if they can show that demonstrating meaningful use would result in a significant hardship. To be considered for an exemption and avoid a payment adjustment, health care providers must complete a hardship exception application and provide proof of hardship. If approved, the hardship exception is valid for only one payment year.
 
Hardship Exception Application Details
Here are additional details for submitting the 2019 Eligible Hospital Hardship Exception Application:
  • The deadline for eligible hospitals to submit application is July 1, 2018.
  • The completed application and all support documentation must be attached to an email and sent to ehrhardship@cms.hhs.gov.
  • All hardship exception determinations will be returned via email from ehrhardship@cms.hhs.gov to the email address provided on the application.
For More Information
For more information about payment adjustments and hardship information, click here. For more information on the PI Programs, visit the PI Programs landing page
 
Share Your Feedback with the 2017 Meaningful Use Survey
 
Take the two-minute survey and tell us how we can better serve you.
 
eClinicalWorks Update
 
Eligible professionals that used eClinicalWorks (eCW) can click here for the CMS FAQ6097. 
 
DCH Medicaid  Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program Audit Appeals & Administrative Review Policy 
 
This policy applies to all providers enrolled in the PI 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 PI Program for Calendar Year 2016. Click  here to view the FAQs. 
 
ONC Certified HIT Product List (CHPL) Site
 
The updated version of the ONC Certified HIT Product List (CHPL) site is available. 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 2017. Eligible Professionals must be in active engagement with a registry to meet the measure. Click here for detailed information about reporting measures in 2017. 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. 
The PI Programs in 2015 through 2017 (Modified Stage 2) and Stage 3 include a consolidated public heath reporting objective for Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals. Details on how to successfully demonstrate “active engagement” for public health reporting are available for Eligible Professionals (Modified Stage 2 and Stage 3) and Eligible Hospitals (Modified Stage 2 and Stage 3).
 
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 PI 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 MU applications. 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. If you have questions regarding your application, contact the PI 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

 

Required Documentation for MU:
Detailed Encounter Report  
Patient Volume Calculator  
Verification of Use Letter  
Security Risk Assessment  
Screenshots for Y/N  
Documentation for Exclusions  
MU Summary Report/Dashboard