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Meaningful Use

Demonstrate Meaningful Use

(Meaningful Use data is entered at Step 3 in the NM State Level Registry)

When can I attest for Program Year 2021?

The New Mexico State Level Registry (SLR) will be open for Program Year 2021 attestations during the following time period:

  • Eligible Professionals (EPs): April 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021
  • Eligible Hospitals (EHs): NM eligible hospitals have completed the program.

What’s Notable for Program Year 2021?

  • 2021 is the last year for which Eligible Professionals (EPs) may attest and receive an incentive payment for the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program.
  • EPs must have attested and received at least one incentive payment in a prior program year.
  • All EPs must attest to Stage 3 MU objectives.
  • EPs must use 2015 Edition Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) for the entire 90-day EHR Reporting Period.
  • There are 8 MU objectives for Stage 3.
  • All EPs may select an EHR Reporting Period of any continuous 90-days from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 (however, it is recommended the EHR Reporting Period end no later than June 15, 2021 to allow enough time to gather supporting documentation and to attest in the New Mexico State Level Registry).
  • All EPs must attest to 6 Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) relevant to their scope of practice.
  • All EPs must attest to a continuous 90-day reporting period for Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) selected from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 (however, it is recommended the EHR Reporting Period end no later than June 15, 2021 to allow enough time to gather supporting documentation and to attest in the New Mexico State Level Registry).
  • EPs should conduct their Security Risk Assessment during Calendar Year 2021, prior to the date of attestation.

What should I attach when I attest for Program Year 2021?

Step 2: Practice Management Report (PMR) for Patient Volume

Step 3: EHR Certification Screen: Screenshot of CMS EHR Certification ID

Step 3-EHR Certification Screen: Vendor Documentation for 2015 Edition Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT)

Step 3- EHR Reporting Period Screen: CEHRT Meaningful Use Summary Report (Objectives and CQMs)

Step 3-Protect Patient Health Information screen:  A complete copy of Security Risk Analysis conducted for PY-2021

Step 3-Patient Electronic Access: Documentation of date the Application Programming Interface (API) function was enabled, a copy of instructions given to patients seen during the EHR Reporting Period on how to access their health information using the API.

Step 3-Public Health Reporting Screen(s):  New Mexico Department of Health or Other Registry documentation

For More Information about Program Year 2021:

Click here for a demonstration of guiding an attestation through the SLR.

Link into the 2021 Medicaid Program Requirements page on the CMS Promoting Interoperability website to access tipsheets and other materials.

Click here to access PY 2021 Stage 3 MU objectives.

Click here to access PY 2021 Clinical Quality Measures

Attend Webinars

Attend NM Medicaid Promoting Interoperability 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 Valorie Vigil at  Be sure to include your name, email address, phone number and practice name.

Access Webinar Materials

  • Meaningful Use Spotlight Program Year 2019: EPs

PY 2019: EPs - Stage 3 Meaningful Use Required

  • Meaningful Use Spotlight: Program Year 2018: EPs.

PY 2018: Modified Stage 2 for EPs

Meaningful Use Spotlight: Giving the Fax the Axe: How Adopting Direct Messaging can Improve Patient Care and help you Streamline your Referral and Transitions of Care Processes.

  • A Collaborative Webinar produced by the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC), the New Mexico Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. HealthInsight New Mexico, and others.
  • Meaningful Use Spotlight:  Protect Patient Health Information/Security Risk Analysis (SRA)— How to Conduct a Security Risk Analysis that Complies with Meaningful Use.

EHR/LCF SRA Webinar Slides

HIT Security Risk Assessment Tool

Privacy and Security Checklist with Guidance

RA Tool Helpful Hints