New York Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program

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

CMS is dedicated to improving interoperability and patients´ access to health information. On April 24, 2018, to better reflect this focus, CMS announced the renaming of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program to the Promoting Interoperability Program. It is important to note that the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is a part of the CMS Promoting Interoperability Program, but will continue to operate under the current name - NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Sign up for the program LISTSERV to receive important announcements.

Announcements

Important MURPH System Service Update

The Enhanced Meaningful Use (EMU) Program is scheduled to end on December 31st, 2021. All EMU related registry support for New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) will cease on the aforementioned date as well. Once the registry support for the program ends, your Audit Report Card (ARC) will serve as the only source of truth containing evidence of your program participation in case of an audit initiated by the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG).

To ensure all program participants (Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs)) have access to their most accurate and up to date Audit Report Cards, we encourage all participants to review their ARC in Meaningful Use Registration for Public Health (MURPH) system. If your review finds all the information listed in your ARC to be correct, no further action is required on your part. Should you find any discrepancies in your Meaningful use (MU) status with a registry, please contact the Informatics Analysts at the registry directly to remediate such discrepancies by July 31st, 2021. No changes will be allowed to ARC Meaningful Use Statuses beyond that date.

For NEW program participants, the last day to register for Meaningful Use in MURPH is also July 30th, 2021.


Program Close Environmental Scan Survey

As the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program comes to a close, a final exit survey has been created to gather feedback from participants. The questions included will pertain to the adoption, Meaningful Use, and impact of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) as experienced by your practice or organization.

If you or your organization participated in the program, either as an Eligible Professional (EP) or an Eligible Hospital (EH), we encourage you to participate in the survey that corresponds to your participation type. These surveys can be accessed online via SurveyMonkey using the below links, and will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

Eligible Professional Environmental Scan Survey

Eligible Hospital Environmental Scan Survey

Your response to the survey is critical to the input for the development of the State Medicaid Health Information Technology (HIT) Plan, and all information gathered will be input in in the State Medicaid HIT Plan. Answers to survey questions will allow the Department to assess the difference between the beginning of the program to the end of the program and obtain information on the Health Information Technology landscape of New York State.

Survey responses will be collected from July 5th, 2021*, and all published data will be compiled anonymously. If you or your organization have any questions regarding the survey or the included content, please contact our Support Team by phone at (877) 646-5410, Option 2 or by email at hit@health.ny.gov.

*The July 5th end date is tentative and may extended if necessary. Any changes or extensions will be communicated well in advance via LISTSERV message.


Payment Year (PY) 2021 Official Opening
The PY2021 Official Opening will occur from July 1st, 2021 to August 31st, 2021.

Providers who have met the attestation criteria will be able to complete their attestations in MEIPASS during this time period. If you have already gathered your attestation data and are ready to submit, we encourage you to do so.

If you have not already, please begin the process of preparing your attestation information. We recommend that you review the PY 2021 Pre-Attestation Checklist for a comprehensive list of steps to take before beginning this process.

Please also take advantage of the additional resources available on our website such as our Eligible Professional Home page and video Tutorials. If you would like personalized assistance, we recommend contacting our Program Support Team or the Regional Extension Center (REC) for your area.


Payment Year (PY) 2021 Pre-Validations

The PY2021 Pre-Validation period is now closed. No new submissions will be accepted, but providers who did not Pre-Validate are still encouraged to attest in MEIPASS. The Official Opening begins on July 1st, 2021, and any patient volume remediation that is needed will be addressed after the provider submits their attestation for review.

As a reminder, if a provider or organization successfully Pre-Validated, they must use the Pre-Validation dates and data that were submitted and approved. If the approved dates and data are not used, providers may still need to complete patient volume remediation.


Payment Year (PY) 2021 Tutorial Series

The updated PY2021 Meaningful Use MEIPASS Tutorial Series is now available. We encourage all providers to review these video tutorials prior to accessing MEIPASS to ensure that they are fully prepared for the attestation process.

This series and additional resources can be found on our Tutorials page. Each tutorial series has multiple parts covering the specifics of the topic, and provide in depth visuals and explanations for their subject matter. If you have questions regarding MEIPASS, MURPH, or Post Payment Audit, we recommend that you review these resources.

Review the CMS Final Rules:

Review resources available on external websites:

Contact your local Regional Extension Center (REC):

Contact us:

Since 2011 the following payments have been made to NY Medicaid providers:
Eligible Professionals &
Eligible Hospitals
Payments Made:
46,336
Amount Paid:
$1,034,295,871
For further information and assistance please call:
1-877-646-5410
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