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.

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 EHR Incentive Program to the Promoting Interoperability Program. 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. Sign up for the program LISTSERV to receive important announcements.

Announcements

Payment Year 2019 Attestation Deadline Extension (ADE)

The ADE Request Request Period is now closed.

The deadline to submit an Attestation Deadline Extension (ADE) Request form for Payment Year (PY) 2019 was June 23, 2020. This form was used to request an attestation deadline extension by providing evidence that extenuating circumstances beyond the provider´s control prevented the provider from attesting in MEIPASS by the original attestation deadline.

Those who have submitted and been granted an ADE for PY2019 will have until July 8, 2020 to submit their attestations. Those who are unable to submit their attestations by this time will not be eligible to participate in PY2019, but are encouraged to attest in Payment Years 2020 and 2021.


Updated Payment Year (PY) 2019 Program Deadlines

To allow providers to focus on patient care during this difficult time, the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will be extending all program deadlines for Payment Year (PY) 2019 by one month.

The new PY 2019 Program Deadlines are as follows:
Updated PY2019 Program Deadlines
PY 2019 Attestation Deadline June 4, 2020
Attestation Deadline Extension (ADE) Request Period Begins May 20, 2020
ADE Request Period End (Last Day to Submit ADE) June 22, 2020
Final PY 2019 Attestation Submission Deadline with Approved ADE July 8, 2020

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these new deadlines, please contact us. Our support desk is still operating during our normal business hours, and our contact information is available here

Submitted Attestations

As many providers have already submitted their attestations, we have included some information on the current review process and how it has been affected.

Approval & Payment

All attestations are currently being reviewed in the normal timeframe. We do not expect any delays in processing or payment at this time, but will communicate any changes as soon as possible.

Remediation

If you have received a remediation outreach letter, please respond by the deadline included in the letter if possible. If you are not able to do so, please reach out. We will be working with providers on a case by case basis to give remediation deadline extensions where necessary.

Communication & Continued Updates

Additional changes may be made as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. Our main way of quickly communicating these changes is via LISTSERV, and we recommend that providers and administrators subscribe to be kept in the loop.

Information and instructions for sign on can be found here. If you have any difficulties while signing up, please contact our support team for assistance.


Remediation Scenario Webinars

Please refer to the EP13-L and EP24-L Remediation Scenario Webinars below to assist you with patient volume remediation. These videos provide an in-depth overview of each remediation scenario.


Feedback

We continue to welcome your feedback about the program. Over the past year, significant changes have been made due to the suggestions received from the provider community. These include: electronic signatures in MEIPASS, shorter response deadlines for attestation remediation, and additional guidance about security risk assessment and post-payment audit. Please complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey and add your feedback and any ideas you may have regarding our resources.

Review the CMS Final Rules:

Review resources available on external websites:

Contact your local Regional Extension Center (REC):

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Since 2011 the following payments have been made to NY Medicaid providers:
Eligible Professionals &
Eligible Hospitals
Payments Made:
43,829
Amount Paid:
$1,012,868,783
For further information and assistance please call:
1- (877) 646-5410
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm EST