2013 - Stage 1

NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Program Information by Payment Year – 2013

This document is designed to give guidance on attesting to 2013 Meaningful Use – Stage 1.

The following types of healthcare practitioners are eligible to apply for the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program:

  • Physicians (M.D. or D.O.)
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Dentists
  • Physician Assistants who practice in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that is led by a Physician Assistant or Rural Health Clinic that is led by a Physician Assistant

Eligible Professionals (EP) who enroll in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program must demonstrate each year that at least 30% of their patient volume is attributed to Medicaid during a 90–day reporting period they choose (see section below for more details). EPs must also attest to the Medicaid patient volume requirement by attesting to either the standard or alternative patient volume methods in the attestation portal.

Additionally, EPs in groups have an option to combine the totals of all EPs in the group and attest using aggregate totals. There is assistance available for those who have difficulty assembling their Medicaid Patient Volume. Medicaid encounter types which can be counted towards both methods:

  • ✓ Medicaid Fee–For–Service
  • ✓ Medicaid Managed Care
  • ✓ Family Health Plus

For more information on Medicaid Patient Volume visit:
Medicaid Patient Volume Overview

The patient volume reporting period may be any consecutive 90–day period within the calendar year (CY) prior to the payment year attesting to or preceding 12–month period from the date of the attestation*. The patient volume recorded within this 90–day period must be "representative" of the provider´s overall practice.

*Expanded Reporting Period Disclaimer: Please be aware that it may take an additional 90 days to validate your attestation if you select a 90–day reporting period up to the date of attestation.

For more information on Medicaid Patient Volume visit:
Medicaid Patient Volume Overview

Eligible professionals (EP) participating in the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program must maintain all program requirements in each participation year. The requirements include the following:

  • ✓ Must be enrolled as a NY Medicaid fee–for–service provider
  • ✓ Payee must be enrolled as payable NY Medicaid Provider
  • ✓ Maintain ETIN association either personally or with a group/hospital

For a full list of pre–payment requirements, visit:
Participation Checklist

For more information on common pre–payment review scenarios, visit:
Pre–Payment Review Scenarios

Any continuous 90–day period within 2013.

At least 2011 Edition CEHRT is required to meet the MU Stage 1 Reporting Objectives.

Please see the ONC 2011 Edition Final Rule for additional details on the CEHRT requirements.

EPs must attest to all 14 Core Measures and five of the 10 Menu Measures.

Core Measures
  1. CPOE for Medication Orders
  2. Drug Interaction Checks
  3. Maintain Problem List
  4. e–Prescribing (eRX)
  5. Active Medication List
  6. Medication Allergy List
  7. Record Demographics
  8. Record Vital Signs
  9. Record Smoking Status
  10. Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs)
  11. Clinical Decision Support Rule
  12. Electronic Copy of Health Information
  13. Clinical Summaries
  14. Protect Patient Health Information
Menu Measures
  1. Drug Formulary Checks
  2. Clinical Lab Test Results
  3. List of Patients by Condition
  4. Patient Reminders
  5. Patient Electronic Access
  6. Patient–Specific Education Resources
  7. Medication Reconciliation
  8. Transition of Care Summary
  9. Immunization Registries Data Submission
  10. Syndromic Surveillance Data Submission

Eligible Professionals, eligible hospitals and CAHs seeking to demonstrate Meaningful Use are required to submit aggregate CQM numerator, denominator, and exclusion data.

For more information on 2013 CQM Reporting, visit:
Clinical Quality Measures Basics

For Post Payment Audit Guidance, visit:
Post Payment Audit Guidance MU Guidance–Stage 1–2013

For further information and assistance please call:
1– (877) 646–5410
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm EST