Wyoming Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Attestation Tail Period is May 31, 2017!





Program Year 2016 is the final year in which Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs) can begin to participate in the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.


Providers that are eligible to participate can receive up to $63,750 for full participation in the program. This includes a payment in the first participation year of $21,250 to Adopt, Implement, or Upgrade (AIU) to a Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) system.


Achieve measurable improvements in patient health care delivery and performance to promote better patient outcomes through the use of CEHRT:  

  • Diagnostics and patient safety

  • Practice efficiency and cost savings, including documentation and coding

  • Care coordination, including electronic exchange of clinical information with other designated providers

  • Patient participation/self-management


Am I Eligible to participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program?

An Eligible Professional (EP) must be one of the following five types of Medicaid providers:
  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Certified nurse-midwife
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant practicing in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or a Rural Health Center (RHC) led by a physician assistant
  • Other criteria must be met, including Medicaid Patient Volume thresholds.

To see if you are eligible, contact Andrea Bailey at: andrea.bailey@wyo.gov or by phone at: 307.777.7594


To register and get started with your 2016 Program Year attestation, please visit: https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action









NEWS

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Over the last few weeks, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made several important announcements related to the Quality Payment Program, which has been proposed to implement the new, bipartisan law changing how Medicare pays clinicians, known as the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act of 2015, or MACRA. Today, we are announcing $20 million to fund on-the-ground training and education for Medicare clinicians in individual or small group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer.  Continue reading here


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Wyoming Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment Program has paid eligible hospitals and providers that have registered and attested in the Incentive Program over 
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