CHITREC Presents the LAUNCH Program

The Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) is proud to announce the creation of LAUNCH, a program designed to support healthcare providers as they strive to reach health IT goals, including EHR adoption and Meaningful Use attestation.

LAUNCH offers comprehensive services and personalized education in assessment and planning, electronic health record (EHR) selection, Meaningful Use education and gap analysis, workflow redesign, incentive program registration and attestation, privacy and security guidance, and other customized services based on your needs.

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CHITREC offers webinars to help you with the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. We provide information on hot topics such as Privacy & Security and Health Information Exchange (HIE) to keep you informed, as well as the basics of attestation. Learn how to prepare for attestation and get a sneak preview of the attestation system with our webinar recordings.

Illinois Medicaid EHR Incentive Help Desk

Contact us for Attestation, Registration, and Meaningful Use answers.
Monday–Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Important Updates:
- eMIPP system available for attestations on Feb. 15, 2016
- Deadline for Public Health Engagement: Feb. 29, 2016
- PQRS data must be submitted before March 11, 2016
- 2015 Hardship Exception applications for EPs due March 15, 2016, and EHs/CAHs due April 1, 2016
- Attestation deadline for EPs/EHs is April 30, 2016


  • Medicare Incentive Program Attestation Deadline Extended to March 11

    February 11, 2016

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the attestation deadline for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs to Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET, from the original deadline of Monday, February 29.

    Eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program ...
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  • CMS Extends Deadline for 2015 PQRS EHR Submission

    February 10, 2016

    CMS is extending the submission date for 2015 QRDA data submission for the EHR reporting mechanism. Individual eligible professionals (EPs), PQRS group practices, qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs) and qualified EHR data submission vendors (DSVs) now have until March 11, 2016 to submit 2015 EHR data via QRDA.

    A complete list of 2015 data submission time ...
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  • New CMS Tipsheet Helps Determine Eligibility for Broadband Access Exclusions

    February 9, 2016

    Broadband access is required to meet certain objectives outlined in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs final rule. Therefore, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has maintained exclusions for providers in areas with limited broadband availability as identified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):


    Objective 8, Patient Electronic Access – EPs and ...
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