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

Payment Year (PY) 2020 Official Opening and Attestation Deadline Extension (ADE) Period
The PY2020 Official Opening will occur from January 1st 2021 to February 15th, 2021.

Providers who have met the attestation criteria will be able to submit their attestations in MEIPASS during this period.

If you have not already, please begin the process of preparing your attestation information. We recommend that you review the PY 2020 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.

The PY2020 ADE Period will occur from February 1st, 2021 to March 1st, 2021.

If you will not be able to submit your PY2020 attestation by the deadline due to extenuating circumstances, you are able to submit an Attestation Deadline Extension Request form. If you would like to take advantage of this option, please download and submit the completed excel file to attestation@health.ny.gov during the acceptance period*. Once your submission is received and processed, you will receive a letter indicating whether or not your request was granted. Providers who are granted an ADE will have until March 31st, 2021 to submit their attestations.

*Please note that ADEs can only be accepted if sent in the correct file format to this email address, and during the acceptance period. Failure to meet these requirements may result in the request being denied.


Payment Year (PY) 2020 Pre-Validations

The PY2020 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 January 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 Webinar Series

The updated PY2021 Webinar Series will begin this January. We encourage all providers to attend these presentations to learn more about the changes that will come with the final year of the program, and to review the requirements for Stage 3 Meaningful Use. For a schedule of upcoming webinars and topics, please see the Webinar Calendar page.

If you are unable to attend a webinar, or would like to view information for past webinars, you can do so on this page as well. Simply scroll down to the Webinar Slides and Recordings section to access PDFs of all past webinars.


Feedback

We continue to welcome your feedback about the program. Over the past year, significant changes have been made due to the suggestions received from the provider community. These include: electronic signatures in MEIPASS, shorter response deadlines for attestation remediation, and additional guidance about security risk assessment and post-payment audit. Please complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey and add your feedback and any ideas you may have regarding our resources.

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Since 2011 the following payments have been made to NY Medicaid providers:
Eligible Professionals &
Eligible Hospitals
Payments Made:
45,355
Amount Paid:
$1,025,883,703
For further information and assistance please call:
1- (877) 646-5410
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