Program Highlights and Updates
Date: January 8, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Topic: Get up to date information on program policy and what you need to know for Program Year 2018 and beyond.
Technical Assistance Webinar
Date: January 15, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 1:30 pm EST
Topic: This policy, program and application update is for individuals responsible for assisting providers with the attestation process including a time for your questions.
Question and Answer Session
Date: January 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
Topic: Have a question? Join us for the answer.
|Deadline to resubmit approvable Program Year 2017 application. **No new applications can be submitted.||November 30, 2018|
|Deadline to submit new Program Year 2018 application.||Applications accepted December 3, 2018 - April 1, 2019|
• Program Year 2018 applications will be accepted December 3, 2018 – April 1, 2019.
• All providers have a minimum 90-day EHR/MU reporting period.
• The CQM report period is a full year (365 days) for all providers except those attesting to Meaningful Use for the first time.
The Centers for Medicare and Services (CMS) renamed the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs to the Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program for eligible hospitals, critical access hospitals, and Medicaid providers.
CMS also renamed the the MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) Advancing Care information performance category to the Promoting Interoperability performance category for MIPS-eligible clinicians. This rebranding does not merge or combine the EHR Incentive Programs and MIPS.
The goal of these changes is to continue the CMS focus on improving patients' access to health information and reducing the time and cost required of providers to comply with program requirements.
For Florida, the program will still be known as the Florida Medicaid EHR Incentive Program however, the State's program now falls under the broader CMS Promoting Interoperability banner.
Where is the link to the State Application?
The link to the State application is on your Medicaid provider portal. Upon signing into the Medicaid provider portal, the link should be present in the top, right-hand corner under “Quick Links.” Clicking on the “EHR Incentive Payment” link will take you to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Participation Dashboard. The Dashboard displays information on any previous Florida Medicaid application and any program year application that is available for completion.
It is recommended that web portals be accessed routinely. All web portal accounts not logged into for 120 days or more will be locked due to inactivity. If you have issues logging into your Medicaid provider portal account, please contact Provider Services at (800) 289-7799. It may take a few weeks for you to regain access.