CMS would like to remind Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program participants that the electronic health record (EHR) reporting period in 2019 is a minimum of any continuous 90-day period in CY 2019, through December 31, 2019.
Thursday, October 3rd is the last possible start date for the 90-day EHR reporting period for new and returning eligible hospitals, dual-eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) in 2019. Failure to demonstrate that a hospital or CAH is a meaningful EHR user for a continuous 90-days will result in a downward payment adjustment.
In addition to a continuous 90-day EHR reporting period and other program requirements, Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program participants must:
- Use 2015 Edition Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) for a minimum of any continuous 90-day period
- Note: The 2015 Edition CEHRT did not have to be implemented on January 1, 2019, but the functionality must be in place by the first day of the EHR reporting period.
- Submit a “yes” to the Prevention of Information Blocking Attestations
- Submit a “yes” to the ONC Direct Review Attestation
- Report the required numerator and denominator or yes/no measures from each of the four objectives or claim their exclusion(s)
- Earn a minimum total score of 50 points
- Report on four self-selected eCQMs from the set of 16 available
For More Information
To learn more about these requirements, please review the:
- 2019 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Requirements
- FY 2019 IPPS and Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Overview Fact Sheet
For more information on the Promoting Interoperability Programs, visit the Promoting Interoperability Programs website.