Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

  • What is the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program? 

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    Beginning in 2011, the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs were established to encourage eligible professionals and eligible hospitals to adopt, implement, upgrade (AIU), and demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology. The EHR Incentive Program is now only available for Medicaid participants.

    If you did not enter the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program by 2016, you cannot participate. 

    The Medicare EHR Incentive Program is no longer available. Eligible Medicare participants have moved on to the MACRA program.  

    Find Out More About the Medicaid Program  
  • How Do I Meet Program Requirements?

    INSTRUCTION GUIDE:
    Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

    2019 OBJECTIVES AND MEASURES
    2019 Promoting Interoperability Objectives and Measures - CMS

    *Note: In 2019 the EHR reporting period is a minimum of any continuous 90 days between January 1 and December 31, 2019.

    CLINICAL QUALITY MEASURES:
    Reporting Requirements for 2019 (CMS)

    Note: CQMs are required for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and can be reported via attestation or electronically. A full year of reporting is required.

    CLINICAL SUMMARY:
    Required Information for Meaningful Use (Action, 2011)

    PATIENT ONLINE ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS:
    Patient Access to Their Health Info: HIPAA, Meaningful Use (E-Tips, 2016)
    How to Meet Mandate for Patients’ Online Access to Medical Records (Action, 2015)

    PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES:
    Public Health Reporting Options - DSHS

    SECURITY RISK ANALYSIS:
    Top 10 Myths of Security Risk Analysis - HealthIT.gov
    Security Risk Analysis Tipsheet: Protect Patients' Health Information - CMS
    CyberCompass™ - Security risk analysis and HIPAA compliance software 
    (TMA Group Discount Program vendor)
    Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool - HealthIT.gov

    SYNDROMIC SURVEILLANCE DATA:
    Guidelines for Submitting Syndromic Surveillance Data in Texas for Meaningful Use - Texas DSHS

    REGISTRATION AND ATTESTATION:
    Steps for Individual Enrollment in the Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Portal

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  • Don't Forget About Audits

    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) contracts with an independent audit firm to conduct audits of Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive/PI Program payments. HHSC could audit you in the future. Here are some things to know to prepare your practice.

    • Document everything (take screen shots)
    • Maintain documentation for 6 years
    • Maintain practice email addresses for notification

     

    Articles and Resources:

    Audit and Review Process (HHSC)

    Tips From TMA to Help You Survive a Meaningful Use Audit (Action, 2016)

    Attestation Documentation Guidance - CMS

    Audits Overview - CMS

    CyberCompass™ - Security risk analysis and HIPAA compliance software
    (TMA Group Discount Program vendor)

    Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool - ONC

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