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  • CMS Publishes Update on Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Value Sets for 2017 Performance Period

    February 7, 2017

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has published an addendum to the 2016 eCQM specifications (published in April 2016). This addendum updates relevant International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Clinical Modification (CM) and Procedure Coding System (PCS) eCQM value sets for the 2017 performance year. These changes ...
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  • Subscribe to the Quality Payment Program Listserv

    February 7, 2017

    Subscribers of the PQRS listserv are encouraged to sign up for the new CMS Quality Payment Program listserv.

    The Quality Payment Program is part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and includes two tracks — Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

    MIPS will replace three Medicare ...
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  • New Materials on the Quality Payment Program Available

    February 7, 2017

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted new resources to the Quality Payment Program website to help eligible clinicians and data submission vendors successfully prepare to participate in the program.

    CMS encourages these eligible clinicians, registries, qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs), and electronic health record (EHR) vendors to visit the website to ...
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  • Attest for 2016 Meaningful Use Now

    February 7, 2017

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Registration and Attestation System is now open. Providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must attest to the 2016 program requirements by February 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET in order to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment. The EHR reporting period was any continuous 90 ...
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  • Having Trouble Sifting Out the Details of Meaningful Use?

    February 3, 2017

     HAVING TROUBLE SIFTING OUT THE DETAILS OF MEANINGFUL USE?

     

    Join The Illinois Primary Health Care Association for Meaningful Use Training and learn important details as the attestation deadline fast approaches on March 31th.  Key Presenter Janet Baxter, MBA, RHIA, Program Manager at the Alliance of Chicago, along with speakers from CHITREC, ILHITREC and the Meaningful ...
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  • UPDATE: Meaningful Use Patient Volume

    January 31, 2017

    A reminder to all Meaningful Use providers:  Registration and Attestation is now open!  

    Please know that no pre-authorizations will be accepted after February 1, 2017.  

    To qualify for Medicaid EHR Incentives (Meaningful Use), providers must demonstrate a minimum 30% Medicaid patient encounter volume (either individually or as a member of a group) each year ...
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  • Attest by 2/28!

    January 31, 2017

    The Meaningful Use Registration and Attestation System is now open!

     

    BEFORE YOU ATTEST :  visit the registration tab in the Registration and Attestation System

    of the EHR Incentive Programs website to ensure your information is accurate

     

    NOTE:  Participants CANNOT register and attest on the same date

     

    BY FEB 28, 2017:

    Attest to Meaningful Use ...
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  • Visit the CMS Website for Updated Info on CY 2017 and Stage 3

    December 9, 2016

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed to assisting eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to participate successfully in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

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  • Pre-Approval Open for Meaningful Use Patient Volume

    December 9, 2016

    In order to qualify for Medicaid EHR Incentives (Meaningful Use), providers must demonstrate a minimum 30% Medicaid patient encounter volume (either individually or as a member of a group) each year of participation. Pediatricians may have between 20-29% for a lower incentive payment. Group practices can use the same volume data for each provider in ...
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  • CMS Releases Changes to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs

    November 1, 2016

    On November 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the updated payment rates and policy changes in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System for calendar year (CY) 2017. This final rule with comment period includes a number of proposed changes that would affect ...
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