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.

Announcements

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.

Pre–validation Announcement

Individual and group (EPs) who have already determined their Medicaid Patient Volume (MPV) may utilize the pre–validation services offered by the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Pre–validation enables EPs to submit their data prior to attesting for preliminary review.

Pre–validation prior to submitting the complete attestation may subsequently reduce the time of state review.

Note: NY We are unable to review data until 90 days have passed from the end date of the 90–day MPV Reporting Period. This period is required to allow Medicaid claims to be processed and finalized. Therefore, providers initiating Pre–Validation with a MPV Reporting Period that ended within the last 90 days will receive notice from NY Medicaid Support about the inability to review the data.

We recommend selecting an MPV Reporting Period using the prior calendar year method. This also prevents the possibility of timing out of the 12 month prior to attestation method.

You can find and complete the forms here:

Individual EPs – Pre–Validation
Group EPs – Pre–Validation

For more information about pre–validation services, please contact hit@health.ny.gov

** Webinar Event: Patient Engagement for Eligible Professionals

Based on feedback received, the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program has developed this webinar geared towards eligible professionals who are new to meaningful use. Topics covered include: benefits of the patient portal, strategies and considerations for setting up a portal, and a breakdown of Stage 3 measures involving patient engagement. The event is scheduled for March 12 11:00am–12:00pm and you can click here to register. We also invite you to visit our Webinar Calendar where you can review and sign up for other offered 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.

2018 Attestations

MEIPASS is not currently accepting attestations for 2018 meaningful use. Announcements will be made when MEIPASS is ready to accept 2018 attestations. Sign up for the program LISTSERV to receive important announcements.

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:
38,898
Amount Paid:
$955,047,705
For further information and assistance please call:
1– (877) 646–5410
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm EST