Get Dual Incentives through MACRA, Meaningful Use

Hey, you. In the white coat. No, not you. You — the one who participates in Medicaid’s meaningful use program.

Did you know that you’re also eligible to receive incentives through the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)? It’s true!

If you knew that, then you probably submitted data reports to get credit for 2016. If you didn’t submit those reports by May 15, you should have. That was the submission deadline to get credit for 2016 — the final year physicians could have begun participating in the meaningful use program, which runs through 2021.

The dual incentives are available only to participants in the Medicaid meaningful use program who also meet the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System requirements. Both programs have different requirements and reporting methods, but many areas overlap. It is necessary to report separately for each program to receive credit and incentives for both.

Penalties for eligible participants who submit nothing for MACRA for 2017 would begin in 2019. The last year of Medicare meaningful use penalties is 2018. The penalties for each program don’t overlap.

More information can be found via the links above or by emailing the TMA HIT Helpline or calling (800) 880-5720.

Action, June 1, 2017

Last Updated On

June 01, 2017

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