CMS Final Rules

Program Overview

On July 28, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule implementing the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs. Eligible professionals and hospitals in New York who adopt, implement, or upgrade to certified EHR technology, and subsequently become meaningful users of the EHR technology, can qualify for financial incentives through the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

2016 was the last year for eligible professionals to begin participation, and 2021 is the last year to apply for an incentive payment.

Legislation

The following legislation for the EHR Incentive Programs have been published:

  • Calendar Year 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS)
  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System
  • Fiscal Year 2018 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long Term Acute Care Hospital Prospective Payment System
  • Fiscal Year 2017 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long Term Acute Care Hospital Prospective Payment System
  • ONC Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for EHR Technology, 2015 Edition
  • ONC Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for EHR Technology, 2014 Edition
  • ONC Establishment of the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology
  • CMS Correcting Amendment
  • ONC Establishment of the Temporary Certification Body Final Rule