October 3rd is the Start of the Last 90-Day EHR Reporting Period for the Promoting Interoperability Programs

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:

For more information on the Promoting Interoperability Programs, visit the Promoting Interoperability Programs website.