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 2018 Attestation Deadline Extension (ADE)

The ADE Request Form is available as of September 16, 2019 and must be submitted to attestation@health.ny.gov.

The deadline to submit Attestation Deadline Extension (ADE) Request forms for 2018 Meaningful Use (MU) is October 16, 2019. This form is 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 attestation deadline.

The deadline to attest if granted the ADE for 2018 MU is October 31, 2019.

Please see the Attestation Deadline Extension (ADE) Form (EXCEL) (HTML) and submit to attestation@health.ny.gov.

2018 Attestations

MEIPASS began accepting attestations for 2018 Meaningful Use on July 1, 2019. The deadline to attest for Payment Year 2018 is September 30, 2019.

Providers using Greenway´s SuccessEHS and Prime Suite will not be able to attest to 2018 Meaningful Use. Please contact Greenway Health at 877–932–6301 for assistance with Greenway certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT).

The NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will be providing attestation deadline accommodations to providers using other Greenway CEHRT for 2018 Meaningful Use. Please submit a Greenway Health LLC Identification Form. For more information about the Greenway CEHRT issues, please visit our page dedicated to Greenway Health LLC.

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.

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Since 2011 the following payments have been made to NY Medicaid providers:
Eligible Professionals &
Eligible Hospitals
Payments Made:
39,873
Amount Paid:
$979,627,088
For further information and assistance please call:
1– (877) 646–5410
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm EST