Program Updates

Please bookmark this page and check back for up-to-date information about the Georgia Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

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 EHR Incentive Program Payment Adjustments & Harships Information 

Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals, and critical access hospitals (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 exception (to avoid a payment adjustment) health care providers must complete a Hardship Exception application and provide proof of the hardship. If approved, the hardship exception is valid for only one payment year. Health care providers need to submit a new application for subsequent years and in no case may a health care provider be granted an exception for more than 5 years. Click here for more information.

CAHs can submit hardship exception applications in two ways:

If approved, the hardship exception is valid for the 2016 payment year only. If the CAH claims a hardship exception for a following payment year, the CAH must submit a new application.

Meaningful Use Applications for Program Year 2017

Eligible Professionals participating in the Georgia Medicaid EHR Incentive Program can submit their Program Year 2017 MU MAPIR application at this time. All Program Year 2017 MU MAPIR applications must be submitted by April 30, 2018.

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 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. 

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 EHR Incentive 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 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 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 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 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