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Stay informed on important updates regarding Health IT in Massachusetts by frequently checking this page. We will routinely post announcements on program updates, new and revised regulations, deadlines and extensions, and other relevant notices.  

Physician Quality Reporting System 2016 Informal Review Process

September 9, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

In 2016, CMS will apply a negative payment adjustment to individual eligible professionals (EPs), Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) practice sites, and group practices participating in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) group practice reporting option (GPRO) (including Accountable Care

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Updated Stage 2 Summary of Care FAQ Provides Guidance on Measure #3

June 30, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Discontinuation of NIST EHR-Randomizer Application; Effective July 1
To keep you updated with information on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, CMS has recently updated an FAQ about the Stage 2 Summary of Care objective. We encourage you to stay informed by taking a few minutes to review the new information below.

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Program Year 2014 Deadline for MassHealth EHR Incentive Program

May 15, 2015

Source: MassHealth EHR Incentive Program

The deadline for Eligible Professionals to attest for the 2014 Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is June 24, 2015. We encourage you to submit your application early.

For more information on attestation, please visit these websites:

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MeHI's New Videos Educate Viewers on the Value of Health IT

February 27, 2015

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

MeHI is pleased to announce the release of four videos, which highlight the positive ways Health IT impacts care across Massachusetts from the providers' perspective.

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Reminder: Deadline for Eligible Professionals to Register Intent for a Public Health Measure is March 1

February 25, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

If you are an eligible professional participating in the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and are planning to meet one of the Stage 2 public health measures, the deadline to register your intent to initiate ongoing submission with your public health agency (PHA), program, or other body

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New EHR Attestation Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals: March 20, 2015

February 25, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Eligible professionals now have until 11:59 pm ET on March 20, 2015, to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.

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Eligible Professional 2014 Attestation Deadline on February 28; Prepare for Attestation

February 6, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

If you are an eligible professional participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, you have until February 28, 2015 to attest to demonstrating meaningful use of the data collected during your EHR reporting period for the 2014 calendar year.

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Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) Reporting: Zero Denominator

January 20, 2015

Source: CMS Medicaid HITECH Team

In response to requests for clarification on the requirements for reporting CQMs using 2014 Edition CEHRT, CMS has issued the following guidance.

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CMS Announces Submission Timeframes for 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Data

January 15, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce the 2014 PQRS data submission timeframes:

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Hospitals Must Start Medicare EHR Participation in 2015 to Earn Incentives

January 14, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Not participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program yet? 2015 is the last year for eligible hospitals to begin and still earn incentive payments.

To earn a 2015 incentive payment and avoid a 2016 payment adjustment, first-time participants should:

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