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

Remediation and Resubmission Deadlines

To ensure that all attestations are paid within the required timeframe, the program has set specific deadlines limiting the resubmission and remediation of Payment Year (PY) 2021 attestations. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these deadlines and how they might affect your attestation, please contact our support team by phone at (877) 646-5410, Option 2 or by email at hit@health.ny.gov.

Resubmission Deadline

All updates to attestations in MEIPASS must be completed by November 1st, 2021. This includes changes to Medicaid Patient Volume reporting periods, Meaningful Use Objective information, and contact information updates. Any re-attestations received after this date may be subject to rejection.

Remediation Deadline

In some instances, additional information is needed to process and approve a submitted attestation. To ensure that we can approve all attestations prior to the payment deadline, all remediation documents and information must be submitted by November 24th, 2021. This deadline will apply to all providers with active remediation requests. To avoid possible issues, we recommend contacting our support team if you currently have a remediation request to ensure that it can be dealt with as quickly as possible.


Payment Year (PY) 2021 Submission Period Closed
The PY2021 submission period ended on August 31st, 2021.

As there is no Attestation Deadline Extension (ADE) period available, any provider who did not complete their initial submission by this date is not eligible to participate in this final payment year. This is necessary to allow DOH to process attestations in accordance with CMS program rules, and exceptions cannot be made.

If you have completed a PY2021 submission, please ensure that you check your contact email address periodically. If your attestation requires remediation, you will receive an email from hit@health.ny.gov indicating next steps. It is important that you respond to these emails, as failure to do so can cause rejection and ineligibility for the final payment.

We thank you all for your participation with the EHR Incentive Program over its long history, and invite you to attend our last Program Discussion for some final statements. This discussion will have important information regarding the close of the program that will benefit both those with active attestations and those without, so we hope to see you there!


Program Close Environmental Scan Survey

The survey collection period has ended, and the program is now in the process of compiling the response data. We thank all participants for their time and valuable feedback.


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).

New registrations are no longer being accepted in the Meaningful Use Registration for Public Health (MURPH) system. The main function of the system at this time is to facilitate access to Active Engagement records in the form of Audit Report Cards. All contacts are strongly encouraged to download the Audit Report Card for their registration prior to December 31st, 2021. This document should be kept for a minimum of 6 years to support the practice in the event of a post payment audit.

If you or your practice have any questions or concerns regarding this information, please contact our Public Health Reporting Support Team by email at mupublichealthhelp@health.ny.gov or by phone at 1-877-646-5410, Option 3.

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Since 2011 the following payments have been made to NY Medicaid providers:
Eligible Professionals &
Eligible Hospitals
Payments Made:
48,132
Amount Paid:
$1,045,556,208
For further information and assistance please call:
1-877-646-5410
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm EST