On October 16, 2015, CMS published in the Federal Register the new Final Rule: CMS EHR Incentive Program Stage 3 and Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017. The Final Rule became effective on December 15, 2015. This one Final Rule addresses the two separate notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRMs) that were advertised for public comment in the Spring of 2015. There are some changes from what was proposed and what has been finalized.
When can I attest for Program Year 2016?
The New Mexico State Level Registry will open for Program Year 2016 AIU and MU attestations as follows:
- Eligible Hospitals (EHs): January 25, 2017
- Eligible Professionals (EPs): January 25, 2017
The last day that an EH or EP can submit a Program Year 2016 attestation is April 30, 2017.
EHs must first attest to Meaningful Use in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program between January 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017.
What should I be doing now to attest for Program Year 2016?
Link into the 2016 Program Requirements page on the CMS EHR website to access tipsheets and other materials. These can be found in the Requirements for EHR Incentives Programs in 2016 Resources section on the bottom of the page.
Link into the Final Rule: CMS EHR Incentive Program Stage 3 and Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017.
Use the CMS information to ensure you will be able to meet the Meaningful Use Objectives and Measures for Program Year 2016.
Attend NM Medicaid EHR Incentive Program webinars. Watch for email updates and webinar invitations. If you would like to be added to the email list, please email your contact information to Benjamin Rogers at Benjamin.firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name, email address, phone number and practice name.
Access Webinar Materials
- Meaningful Use Spotlight: Protect Patient Health Information/Security Risk Analysis (SRA)— How to Conduct a Security Risk Analysis that Complies with Meaningful Use.
- Meaningful Use Spotlight: Program Year 2015: Public Health Reporting Objective & Supporting Documentation.