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Attestation System for Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Re-Opens

November 22, 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) recently announced the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program attestation system has re-opened for Program Year 2017.

Under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, eligible hospitals and professionals (i.e., certain qualifying physicians, dentists, certified nurse-wives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants) may receive Medicaid incentive payments for demonstration of meaningful use of certified EHR technology. For Program Year 2017, eligible hospitals and professionals must report for any continuous 90-day period within calendar year 2017 on the so-called “modified” Stage 2 objectives and associated measures.

According to DHS, only one hospital in Wisconsin remains eligible for a Medicaid incentive payment. More physicians and other eligible professionals, on the other hand, may have remaining years of eligibility under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program: such professionals can receive up to six years of non-consecutive incentive payments, and 2021 is the last year in which such professionals may receive a payment.

General information regarding the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program can be found at the Program website at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ehrincentive/index.htm. If you have any questions or want more information about the Program, contact Program staff at dhsehrincentiveprogram@wisconsin.gov.
 

This story originally appeared in the November 22, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter