New York Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program

Through the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs) in New York who adopt, implement, or upgrade certified EHR technology (CEHRT), and subsequently become meaningful users of CEHRT, can qualify for financial incentives.

Announcements

CMS is dedicated to improving interoperability and patients´ access to health information. On April 24, 2018, to better reflect this focus, CMS announced the renaming of the Medicaid and Medicare EHR Incentive Programs to the Promoting Interoperability Programs. It is important to note that the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is a part of the CMS Promoting Interoperability Program, but will continue to operate under the current name – NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

2018 Attestations

MEIPASS is not currently accepting attestations for 2018 meaningful use. Announcements will be made when MEIPASS is ready to accept 2018 attestations. Sign up for the program LISTSERV to receive important announcements.

CMS Rulemaking for 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule which include changes to 2019 meaningful use for Eligible Professionals (EPs).

  • Minimum 90–day EHR reporting for all EPs.
  • Thresholds for Stage 3 objective 6, measure 1 (View, Download, Transmit) and measure 2 (Secure Messaging) remain at more than 5%.
  • EPs must report on 6 clinical quality measures, including one outcome or high–priority measure.
Security Risk Analysis

Providers must conduct a security risk analysis (SRA) each calendar year in order to meet the Protect Patient Health Information objective of meaningful use. To learn more about the requirements, please sign up for our SRA webinar.

Review the CMS Final Rules:

Review resources available on external websites:

Contact your local Regional Extension Center (REC):

Contact us:

Since 2011 the following payments have been made to NY Medicaid providers:
Eligible Professionals &
Eligible Hospitals
Payments Made:
36,613
Amount Paid:
$936,593,349
For further information and assistance please call:
1– (877) 646–5410
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm EST
  • Published November 2018