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Mid-Week MACRA Minute – Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and MIPS

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week!

Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and MIPS – it’s possible you may have to participate in BOTH to continue receiving any remaining Medicaid incentives and to avoid the MIPS penalty!

MIPS does not replace the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. If a provider plans to participate in their state Medicaid EHR Incentive Program AND they are also a Medicare Part B clinician who is eligible for MIPS, they will also need to participate in the MIPS program to avoid a negative MIPS payment adjustment.

Eligible Providers and eligible Hospitals that wish to participate in the 2017 Medicaid EHR Incentive Program must attest to:

Important FAQs regarding the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program:

  • No payment adjustments, only incentives
  • Incentive payments are a fixed amount each year of participation for up to 6 years (nonconsecutively, unless you began the program in 2016)
  • 2016 was the last year to┬áBEGIN participation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

For more details regarding the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and how to participate in your state please visit: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/2017ProgramRequirements.html or visit the MediSYS website at www.medisysinc.com.

 

Contact us to find out more about MediSYS at [email protected] or 205-631-5969.