Meaningful use is using certified electronic health record
technology to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health
disparities; engage patients and family; improve care coordination, and
population and public health; and maintain privacy and security of
patient health information. – HealthIT.gov
Meaningful Use News
UPDATE: From CMS on November 1, 2016: Today, CMS is making changes under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals attesting to CMS, including hospitals that are eligible to participate in both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs (dual-eligible hospitals), by eliminating the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and Computerized Order Entry (CPOE) objectives and measures beginning in 2017. CMS is reducing a subset of thresholds for the remaining objectives and measures for Modified Stage 2 and Stage 3. Additional changes include allowing all returning participants in the EHR Incentive Programs to report on a 90-day EHR reporting period in 2016 and 2017. CMS is also finalizing an application process for a one-time significant hardship exception to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for certain eligible professionals in 2017 who are also transitioning to MIPS. These additions both increase flexibility, lower the reporting burden for providers, and focus on the exchange of health information and using technology to support patient care.
Michigan Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
To receive Michigan Medicaid EHR Incentive Program payments, EPs must show that they are “meaningfully using” certified EHR technology. For more detailed information, and to see how MU applies specifically to the Michigan Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, download the EP Guide below:
Registration & Attestation: https://michiganhealthit.org/hospitals/eh-registration
Providers seeking to register or attest for Modified Meaningful Use Stage 2 in the 2016 program year may sign up starting June 1, 2016. Attestations and registrations for the 2016 program year will be accepted from June 1, 2016 through March 1, 2017 at 11:59PM ET.
Registering for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is a two-step process: Click on Registration & Attestation link above for more details.
Step 1: Federal-level Registration
Step 2: State-level Registration
For more information, contact Michigan’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Outreach Coordinator, Robin Hepfinger, during regular business hours. Robin can be contacted at info@MichiganHealthIT.org or (517) 324-8366.
Please review the 2015 Tipsheet and the table below to understand how to meet the the EHR Incentive Program requirements.
EP Modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use Objectives for 2015 Through 2017
Protect electronic health information created or maintained by the CEHRT through the implementation of appropriate technical capabilities.
2. CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT
3. COMPUTERIZED PROVIDER ORDER ENTRY
4. ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING
5. HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE
6. PATIENT-SPECIFIC EDUCATION
7. MEDICATION RECONCILIATION
8. PATIENT ELECTRONIC ACCESS (VDT)
9. SECURE MESSAGING
10. PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTING
Medicare EHR Incentive Program
Meaningful Use Resources
Housed within the MPCA website is a wealth of educational and resource materials on a variety of topics relevant to Michigan Health Centers and the delivery of primary and preventive care to medically underserved areas and populations. To access Meaningful Use Resources you may search the website by keyword using the search field at the top of this page, or you may search the Meaningful Use Resources webpage.
Faiyaz Syed, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Clinical Services
Health Information Technology Specialist