Welcome to the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Through the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, eligible hospitals (EH) and eligible professionals (EP) in New York who adopt, implement, or upgrade certified EHR technology, and subsequently become meaningful users of the EHR technology, can qualify for financial incentives.

NOTICES

May 12, 2016 -- MEIPASS Availability April 11, 2016 -- 2015 AIU Attestations March 9, 2016 -- Program Updates and Reminders February 12, 2016 -- Attestation Deadlines February 12, 2016 -- Alternate Attestation Method and New Webinar October 26, 2015 -- Important Notice: Changes to Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017 July 31, 2015 -- New MEIPASS Function: Self-Retraction July 8, 2015 -- EHR Success Stories
May 12, 2016

NY Medicaid's attestation system (MEIPASS) continues to accept 2016 attestations for Adopt, Implement, or Upgrade (AIU). However, it is anticipated that MEIPASS will not be available during the summer while the system undergoes maintenance for Meaningful Use attestations for 2015 and beyond.

Additional announcements about MEIPASS availability, including information about the extended deadline for 2015 Meaningful Use attestations, will be made via LISTSERV and the program website.

April 11, 2016

The deadline for 2015 Adopt, Implement, or Upgrade (AIU) attestations was March 31, 2016. Providers with extenuating circumstances beyond their control that prevented them from attesting by the deadline may submit an Attestation Deadline Extension (ADE) Request Form. Extension requests for 2015 AIU attestations must be submitted to hit@health.ny.gov no later than April 30, 2016.

March 9, 2016

  • NEW FAQ EP 87 about 2015 meaningful use and Medicare payment adjustments
  • The attestation deadline for 2015 Adopt, Implement, or Upgrade (AIU) is March 31, 2016.
  • APRIL Webinar Dates Added to the Upcoming Event Calendar
February 12, 2016

  • The attestation deadline for 2015 Adopt, Implement, or Upgrade (AIU) is March 31, 2016.
  • NY Medicaid is not ready to accept 2015 attestations for Modified Stage 2. An extended deadline for 2015 meaningful use attestations will be determined.
February 12, 2016
Alternate Attestation Method
Eligible professionals who are dually eligible, i.e. bill claims to both Medicare and Medicaid, and demonstrated meaningful use during the payment year but were unable to meet the Medicaid patient volume requirements, may attest for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program via the CMS Registration and Attestation System in order to avoid the Medicare payment adjustments. Please review FAQ EP86 for more details.

NEW Webinar: EP Prepayment Review Scenarios
This webinar covers common prepayment scenarios related to patient volume discrepancies and Medicaid encounter documentation.
February and March dates have been added to the Upcoming Event Calendar.
October 26, 2015

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Changes to Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017

On 10/16/2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule Stage 3 and Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 Through 2017. This rule sets new criteria for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals participating in the EHR Incentive Programs.

NY Medicaid's website and MEIPASS do not currently reflect these policy changes. More details about the changes to meaningful use for 2015 and beyond will be posted in the near future. Announcements will be made via LISTSERV® and the program website when providers may attest to the modified requirements for payment year 2015.

July 31, 2015

New MEIPASS Function: Self-Retraction

We are pleased to announce a new Self-Retraction function available in MEIPASS that allows Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals to retract their attestations and resubmit with changes.

Providers are no longer required to contact hit@health.ny.gov for manual rejections in order to make changes to submitted attestations.

Please refer to the Self-Retraction User Guide for assistance.

NOTE: Attestations that have been approved and paid may not be retracted or adjusted in this manner. A future update to MEIPASS will allow Eligible Professionals to submit post-payment adjustments. Eligible Hospitals should refer to the EH Payment Adjustment Walkthrough.

July 8, 2015

EHR Success Stories

"The use of EHR has made locating charts and looking up labs quicker...it has eased the hassle of flipping through stacks of paper." - Provider in Brooklyn, NY

Has your EHR system made a positive impact on your practice or facility? Please let us know! Visit https://nyehrsuccess.questionpro.com to share your story with us, which could be featured in the monthly Medicaid Update and EHR Incentive Program website.

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