Technology has the potential to transform our health care delivery system and improve the quality of care for the patients we serve. Tools such as electronic health records and a health information exchange, will increase a provider's access to their patient's medical information and will also provide for more efficient information sharing, reducing error rates, and the overall cost of care. Health information technology is now an integral part of a long-term solution for improving the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.
The Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Payment Program was created by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and administered by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This program provides funding to states to develop and administer provider incentive programs.
CMS Technical Resources -Stage 2 to Stage 3 MU Measures and Objectives Comparison Tool
Since the Stage 2 Final Rule was released there have been a number of changes to the meaningful use (MU) objectives and measures. To support providers and their stakeholders in understanding these changes a new MU stage comparison tool has been developed. The tool highlights how the MU objectives have evolved from stage 2 to modified stage 2 to stage 3, including changes reflected in the OPPS final rule. In addition to describing the MU requirement changes, a timeline is presented that includes key dates and deadlines associated with the MU stages and associated program years.
If you have already received a payment for meeting MU prior to program year 2017, you must report a full year of Clinical Quality Measures (CQM). You are able to start your application now, however, you will need to wait until January 1, 2018 or later to complete the CQM portion of your application.
DOH Public Health Measure Declaration of Readiness - This Declaration of Readiness document outlines the four registries available for the HIT Incentive Program (Immunization, Syndromic Surveillance, Cancer and Lab), who they are accepting data from, contact information and requirements. This document will provide the documentation providers and hospitals will need to support their participation or their exclusion from these measures. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Background/Summary of the Medical Assistance Health Information Technology Electronic Health Records Program - This section includes supporting documents that provide more details about the program.
Frequently Asked Questions — This is a summary of the questions/answers pertaining to the Medical Assistance Health Information Technology program.
Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository Resources, or MAPIR. Here are user guides and applications to assist with applying for the program. There are also calculators to assist you with calculating patient volume and a payment calculator for hospitals.
Meaningful Use - This section provides links to documents that include details about Meaningful Use measures and requirements.
eHealth Pod Pilot Program - This pilot project was initiated to help support Behavior Health and Long Term Care providers ability to use their health IT to connect electronically with other providers.
Resources - This section provides links to websites and presentations that provide more information on the Medical Assistance Health Information Technology program.
Contact Us - Located here is the contact information as well as ways to keep informed about the progress of the program.