2018 - Modified Stage 2

NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Program Information by Payment Year – 2018 Modified Stage 2

This document is designed to give guidance on attesting to 2018 Meaningful Use – Modified Stage 2.

The following types of healthcare practitioners are eligible to apply for the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program:

  • Physicians (M.D. or D.O.)
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Dentists
  • Physician Assistants who practice in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that is led by a Physician Assistant or Rural Health Clinic that is led by a Physician Assistant

Eligible Professionals (EP) who enroll in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program must demonstrate each year that at least 30% of their patient volume is attributed to Medicaid during a 90–day reporting period they choose (see section below for more details). EPs must also attest to the Medicaid patient volume requirement by attesting to either the standard or alternative patient volume methods in the attestation portal.

Additionally, EPs in groups have an option to combine the totals of all EPs in the group and attest using aggregate totals. There is assistance available for those who have difficulty assembling their Medicaid Patient Volume. Medicaid encounter types which can be counted towards both methods:

  • ✓ Medicaid Fee–For–Service
  • ✓ Medicaid Managed Care

For more information on Medicaid Patient Volume visit:
Medicaid Patient Volume Overview

The patient volume reporting period may be any consecutive 90–day period within the calendar year (CY) prior to the payment year attesting to or preceding 12–month period from the date of the attestation*. The patient volume recorded within this 90–day period must be "representative" of the provider´s overall practice.

*Expanded Reporting Period Disclaimer: Please be aware that it may take an additional 90 days to validate your attestation if you select a 90–day reporting period up to the date of attestation.

For more information on Medicaid Patient Volume visit:
Medicaid Patient Volume Overview

Eligible professionals (EP) participating in the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program must maintain all program requirements in each participation year. The requirements include the following:

  • ✓ Must be enrolled as a NY Medicaid fee–for–service provider
  • ✓ Payee must be enrolled as payable NY Medicaid Provider
  • ✓ Maintain ETIN association either personally or with a group/hospital

For a full list of pre–payment requirements, visit:
Participation Checklist

For more information on common pre–payment review scenarios, visit:
Pre–Payment Review Scenarios

Any continuous 90–day period within 2018.

At least 2014 Edition CEHRT is required, but an Eligible Provider may utilize 2015 Edition CEHRT or a combination of 2014 and 2015 Editions to meet 2018 Modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use.

Providers must attest that they have not restricted the compatibility or interoperability of their CEHRT. For more information, please review the Prevention of Information Blocking Attestation Fact Sheet.

EPs must attest to each of the 10 objectives including, including one Public Health measure for EPs previously scheduled to be in Stage 1 in 2015, and two Public Health measures for EPs previously scheduled to be in Stage 2 in 2015.

  1. Protect Patient Health Information
    For additional information, please review the Security Risk Assessment page.
  2. Clinical Decision Support
  3. Computerized Provider Order Entry
  4. Electronic Prescribing (eRx)
  5. Health Information Exchange
  6. Patient Specific Education
  7. Medication Reconciliation
  8. Patient Electronic Access
  9. Secure Electronic Messaging
  10. Public Health Reporting

Additional Resources:

In addition to the required objectives and measures, EPs must report on clinical quality measures (CQMs) for the full year of 2018. EPs in their first year of meaningful use have a CQM reporting period of any continuous 90 days.

For 2018, EPs must report on 6 (of 53) CQMs from any National Quality Strategy (NQS) domain, relevant to the Ep´s scope of practice.

For more information on 2018 Clinical Quality Measure Requirements, visit:
Clinical Quality Measure Basics

For Post Payment Audit Guidance, visit:
Audit Guidance for MU Modified Stage 2

For further information and assistance please call:
1– (877) 646–5410
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm EST