Meaningful Use Resources

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provides a financial incentive for the “Meaningful Use” of certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology to achieve health and efficiency goals. By putting into action and meaningfully using an EHR system, providers will reap benefits beyond financial incentives–such as reduction in errors, greater availability of records and data, critical patient reminders and alerts, clinical decision support, and e-prescribing/refill automation.

Below, you will find resources with more information about the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

Frequently Asked Meaningful Use Questions

eMIPP is now unlocked.

Maryland Medicaid is now accepting attestations for Program Year 2018. The deadline to attest for Program Year 2018 for both Eligible Providers and Eligible Hospitals is April 30th, 2019.

Please visit the eMIPP: Maryland Medicaid EHR Incentive Program website for an Attestation Checklist and the eMIPP User Guide.

Thank you for your patience.

After the final rule CMS passed in 2016, the reporting period for all returning applicants is a 90-consecutive day period. If you are not able to meet MU measures for a 90-day period and need a full year reporting period, email mdh.marylandehr@maryland.gov for assistance.

The last year to enroll in the Medicaid EHR incentive payment program was 2016. However, any previous registration information can be edited at the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System.

If you have trouble logging in, please contact qnetsupport@hcqis.org or 1 (866) 288-8912

Applicants can visit https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action or call CMS (888) 734-6433 or email qnetsupport@hcqis.org for CMS Registration and Attestation assistance.

Stage 3 includes flexibility within certain objectives to allow providers to choose the measures most relevant to their patient population or practice. The Stage 3 objectives with flexible measure options include:

    o Coordination of Care through Patient Engagement –Providers must attest to all three measures and must meet the thresholds for at least two measures to meet the objective.

    o Health Information Exchange –Providers must attest to all three measures and must meet the thresholds for at least two measures to meet the objective.

    o Public Health Reporting –EPs must attest to two measures, Medicaid-only hospitals must attest to four measures and Dual-Eligible hospitals must attest to three measures.

Eligible Professionals (EPs)

    -CMS has eliminated the requirement to report on CQMs across three of the six National Quality Strategy (NQS) domains. Medicaid EPs will report any 6 CQMs relevant to their scope of practice, regardless of whether they report by attestation or electronically and regardless of participation year.

    -CMS has aligned the specific CQMs available to EPs participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program with the 53 eCQMs available to clinicians participating in Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) who submit electronic CQMs. 6

CQM Reporting Period

    -EPs may submit data for a minimum of 90 days during calendar year (CY) 2018, regardless of participation year and whether they report CQMs electronically or by attestation.

    -Providers that report CQMs electronically for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will be able to align their selected reporting period to their performance period under the MIPS.

Eligible Hospitals (EHs) & Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) CQM Requirements

    – EHs/CAHs reporting electronically are required to report for any 4 CQMs, regardless of participation year.

    -EHs/CAHs reporting CQMs by attestation must report on all 16 available CQMs, regardless of participation year.

CQM Reporting Period

    -EHs/CAHs reporting CQMs electronically are required to submit data for one self-selected calendar quarter during CY 2018, regardless of participation year.

    -EHs/CAHs reporting CQMs by attestation that have previously

An EP can update their Pay To NPI on the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System under the “Personal Information” tab. For more information, call CMS (888) 734-6433.

https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action

Applicants can email CRISP at support@crisphealth.org or at mdh.marylandehr@maryland.gov to follow up with the Maryland Dept. of Health regarding payment status.