NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Eligible Professionals
Modified Stage 2

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Program Eligibility Overview


Medicaid Patient Volume (MPV)

For each payment year, eligible professionals (EPs) must meet one of the following conditions:

30% Medicaid patient volume

20% MPV for pediatricians

  • Two–thirds of the incentive payment

Needy patient volume

  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Rural Health Clinic (RHC)

MPV Reporting Period

The Medicaid patient volume must be a continuous 90–day period from either:

Previous calendar year

Preceding 12 months from the date of attestation


MPV Reporting Period Scenario

Payment Year:               2016 Meaningful Use

Date of Attestation:       November 1, 2017

Attestation Method:       Previous Calendar Year

January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015


MPV Reporting Period Scenario

Payment Year:               2016 Meaningful Use

Date of Attestation:       November 1, 2017

Attestation Method:       Preceding 12 months from the date of attestation

November 1, 2016 – November 1, 2017


Medicaid / Needy Encounter

Type of Service Medicaid Encounter Needy Encounter
Medicaid Fee–for–Service
Medicaid Managed Care
Child Health Plus  
Uncompensated Care  
Sliding Scale  
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Modified Stage 2 Overview


Meaningful Use (MU) Policies

During the EHR reporting period:

80% of unique patients must have data stored in EP´s CEHRT.

50% of the EP´s total outpatient encounters must be at locations equipped with CEHRT.

An EP must report on MU data from all locations equipped with CEHRT.


EHR Reporting Period

2016 2017
Continuous 90 days during the calendar year Continuous 90 days during the calendar year

MU data must be from the calendar year that the EP attests to (e.g 2016 MU must be within calendar year 2016).


Modified Stage 2

  • 10 objectives (variation of threshold & activity)
  • Required to meet the measures or qualify for the exclusions
# Objectives 2016 Measures 2017 Measures
1. Protect Patient Health Information Security risk analysis Same

Security Risk Analysis Tip Sheet: Protect Patient Health Information


Security Risk Analysis Tip Sheet: Protect Patient Health Information

Performing a Security Risk Analysis

Today many patients' protected health information is stored electronically, so the risk of a breach of their ePHI, or electronic protected health information, is very real. To help you conduct a risk analysis that is right for your medical practice, OCR has issued Guidance on Risk Analysis.

There is no single method or "best practice" that guarantees compliance, but most risk analysis and risk management processes have steps in common. Here are some considerations as you conduct your risk analysis2:

  • Define the scope of the risk analysis and collect data regarding the ePHI pertinent to the defined scope.3
  • Identify potential threatsand vulnerabilitiesto patient privacy and to the security of your practice´s ePHI.
  • Assess the effectiveness of implemented security measures in protecting against the identified threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Determine the likelihood a particular threat will occur and the impact such an occurrence would have to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of ePHI.
  • Determine and assign risk levelsbased on the likelihood and impact of a threat occurrence.
  • Prioritize the remediation or mitigation of identified risks based on the severity of their impact on your patients andpractice.
  • Document your risk analysis including information from the steps above aswell asthe risk analysis results.
  • Review and update your risk analysis on a periodic basis.


Modified Stage 2

# Objectives 2016 Measures 2017 Measures
2. Clinical Decision Support (CDS)
  • Measure 1: 5 CDS interventions related to 4 CQMs
  • Measure 2: Drug–drug and drug–allergy checks
Measure 1: Changed to align with MIPs

Measure 2: Same
# Objectives 2016 Measures 2017 Measures
3. Computerized Provider Order Entry
  • More than 60% medication
  • More than 30% laboratory
  • More than 30% radiology
Same

Providers can use an alternate exclusion in 2016 for measures 2 or 3 if they are scheduled to be in Stage 1 this year

# Objectives 2016 Measures 2017 Measures
4. Electronic Prescribing More than 50% prescriptions Same

Exclusion applies if EP does not have a pharmacy within their organization and there are no pharmacies that accept electronic prescriptions within 10 miles

# Objectives 2016 Measures 2017 Measures
5. Health Information Exchange
  • Use CEHRT to create summary of care record; and
  • Electronically transmit summary of care for more than 10% transitions/referrals
Same

EP can request an exclusion if they transfer a patient less than 100 times during the EHR reporting period

# Objectives 2016 Measures 2017 Measures
6. Patient–Specific Education More than 10% patients Same

The EP must use these elements within their CEHRT to identify educational resources specific to patients´ needs, materials do not have to be stored within or generated by the CEHRT

# Objectives 2016 Measures 2017 Measures
7. Medication Reconciliation More than 50% transitions of care received Same

Information included is appropriately determined by the provider and patient

# Objectives 2016 Measures 2017 Measures
8. Patient Electronic Access
  • Timely access for more than 50% of patients
  • At least 1 patient view, download or transmit (VDT)
  • Same
  • More than 5% of patients VDT

Additional information on the details of satisfying this measure can be found on the Patient Electronic Access Tip Sheet

# Objectives 2016 Measures 2017 Measures
9. Secure Electronic Messaging At least 1 patient More than 5% of patients

The thresholds for this measure increases over time between to allow providers to work incrementally toward a high goal, to build toward the Stage 3 threshold

# Objectives 2016 Measures 2017 Measures
10. Public Health Reporting Must meet at least 2 measures:
  • Immunization
  • Syndromic Surveillance
  • Specialized Cases
Same
  • Sign up for the public health reporting webinar
  • Contact the Public Health Support Team
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Clinical Quality Measures


CQM Reporting for EPs – 2016

  • At least 9 clinical quality measures (CQMs) that cover at least 3 National Quality Strategy domains
  • CQM reporting period may be different from the EHR reporting period

National Quality Strategy Policy Domains

  • Patient and Family Engagement
  • Patient Safety
  • Care Coordination
  • Population and Public Health
  • Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources
  • Clinical Processes and Effectiveness

Recommended Adult CQMs

eM ID & NQF CQM Title Domain
  • CMS165v1
  • NQF 0018
Controlling High Blood Pressure Clinical Process/ Effectiveness
  • CMS156v1
  • NQF 0022
Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly Patient Safety
  • CMS138v1
  • NQF 0028
Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention Population/ Public Health
  • CMS166v1
  • NQF 0052
Use of Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources
  • CMS2v1
  • NQF 0418
Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-Up Plan Population/ Public Health
  • CMS68v1
  • NQF 0419
Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record Patient Safety
  • CMS69v1
  • NQF 0421
Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Population/ Public Health
  • CMS50v1
Closing the referral loop: receipt of specialist report Care Coordination
  • CMS90v1
Functional status assessment for complex chronic conditions Patient and Family Engagement

Recommended Pediatric CQMs

eM ID & NQF CQM Title Domain
  • CMS146v1
  • NQF 0002
Appropriate Testing for Children with Pharyngitis Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources
  • CMS155v1
  • NQF 0024
Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents Population/ Public Health
  • CMS153v1
  • NQF 0033
Chlamydia Screening for Women Population/ Public Health
  • CMS126v1
  • NQF 0036
Use of Appropriate Medications for Asthma Clinical Process/ Effectiveness
  • CMS117v1
  • NQF 0038
Childhood Immunization Status Population/ Public Health
  • CMS154v1
  • NQF 0069
Appropriate Treatment for Children with Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources
  • CMS136v1
  • NQF0108
ADHD: Follow-Up Care for Children Prescribed Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication Clinical Process/ Effectiveness
  • CMS2v1
  • NQF 0418
Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow–Up Plan Population/ Public Health
  • CMS75v1
Children who have dental decay or cavities Clinical Process/ Effectiveness

CQM Reporting for EPs – 2017

IPPS Final Rule:

  • Modified 2017 CQM reporting period for EPs from a full year to a 90–day period
  • Reduced the number of CQMs that EPs must report on for 2017 from 9 CQMs to 6
  • Reduced CQM pool from 64 to 53 – to align with MIPs
  • Eliminated the requirement to report 3 of the 6 policy domains.
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Program Reminders


EP Checklist

Please make sure this information is up to date:

  • CMS Registration – phone & email contacts
  • Medicaid fee–for–service enrollment
  • Payee affiliation

Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT)


Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT)

Program Integrity

Providers must retain all supporting documentation for attestations for no less than six years after each payment year.

Examples:

  • Date–stamped reports generated from the EHR system
  • Screenshots of the EHR system´s interface
  • Dated correspondence with the public health registries

For post payment audit guidance, contact hitech@omig.ny.gov.


Regional Extension Centers

New York City NYC Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH)

Website: www.nycreach.org
Email: pcip@health.nyc.gov
Phone: 347–396–4888
Outside of New York City New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)

Website: www.nyehealth.org
Email: hapsinfo@nyehealth.org
Phone: 646–619–6400

Resources for EPs

Modified Stage 2 Webinar
Stage 3 Webinar
Public Health Reporting Webinar
MU Attestation Workbook Tutorials & Resources

IPPS Final Rule Summary

  • Reduced 2018 MU reporting period from a full year to a minimum 90–day period
  • Allows providers to use 2014 CEHRT for 2018
  • Reduced 2017 CQM reporting period from a full year to be a minimum 90–day period
  • Reduced 2017 CQMs from 9 CQMs to 6
  • Eliminated the requirement to report 3 of the 6 policy domains.
  • Aligned with MIPS – CQMs from 64 to 53

IPPS Final Rule


NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Support Teams

Phone: 1–877–646–5410

Option 1: ePACES, ETIN, MEIPASS Technical Issues, Enrollment
Email: meipasshelp@csra.com

Option 2: Calculations, Eligibility, Attestation Support and Review, Attestation Status Updates, General Program Questions
Email: hit@health.ny.gov

Option 3: Public Health Reporting Objective Guidance, MURPH Registration Support, Registry Reporting Status
Email: MUPublicHealthHelp@health.ny.gov

http://health.ny.gov/ehr


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