Attention AL Medicaid providers
There will be a new process for logging into the provider's account to attest to Medicaid Meaningful Use for 2016. Instead of using a username and password you will now be required to enter the provider's individual NPI and the CMS Registration ID. For EPS who previously submitted 2015 attestations, the SLR will be open for 2016 submissions only after 2015 attestation have been completed and approved for payment.
The CMS registration ID can be obtained by calling the CMS Help Desk or via the web. Alabama Medicaid has provided detailed instructions on how to obtain this new ID.
REMINDER: 2016 is the LAST YEAR TO BEGIN for Medicaid Incentives!
If you have at least 30% Medicaid patient volume (20% for Pediatricians) you may qualify to receive a Medicaid incentive amount!
NOTE: There is no Medicaid penalty, however if you see Medicare patients you will be subject to a Medicare penalty unless you attest to Meaningful Use.
Medicaid Attestation Update
Find out more about new criteria for determining Medicaid representative (eligibility) period for 2016 attestations. Also you will find documents that will be required for you to upload to the state level registry for Medicaid attestations. See more...
Medicare Attestation Update
The attestation deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program will be Monday, March 13, 2017 for the 2016 program year. Providers must attest by this date to avoid 2018 payment adjustments. The reporting period is any 90-day period in 2016 for all participants.
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
Deadlines for 2016 Data Submission
March 13, 2017
*EHR Direct or Data Submission Vendor (QRDA I or III)
*Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QRDA III)
March 17, 2017
March 31, 2017
*Qualified Registries (Registry XML)
*QCDRs (QCDR XML)
MEANINGFUL USE PROGRAM NEWS UPDATE
Medicaid's New Resource for Meaningful Use Technical Assistance for MU Eligible Professionals
Effective December 1, 2015, Meaningful Use Technical Assistance will be available to all Medicaid Eligible Professionals who are current participants in the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Payment Program. The service will also be available to those Eligible Professionals who are not yet participants in the EHR Incentive Payment Program, but are interested in joining the MU program.
Alabama Medicaid has partnered with Management & Medical Consulting Services, Inc. (MMCS), to make this service available to our MU providers statewide. The scope of this service focuses on providing assistance to providers to help navigate the Meaningful Use submission process including the State Level Registry, attestations, risk assessments, clinical quality measures, post-payment audits, and health information exchange (HIE) activities.
The service is being provided at no cost to all our current and potential Medicaid MU Eligible Professionals.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this resource, or if you have any questions about the program, please contact any one of the following individuals below:
Marla Clinkscales: email@example.com
Janice Miles: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, for your participation.
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