2017 REGISTRATIONS AND ALTERNATE MEDICARE MU ATTESTATION

2017 Registrations for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program:

2016 was the final year that Eligible Professionals (EPs) and Eligible Hospitals (EHs) could begin participation with the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

EHs must attest to consecutive years in order to continue to participate with the Incentive Program. If an EH does not participate during one of the program years, they will not be able to continue in the program and forfeit all available incentive payments from future program years.

EPs who begin program participation in 2016 need to participate in all of the remaining program years (2016-2021) to capture all 6 years of incentive payments. If an EP who begins program participation in 2016 does not participate during one of the program years, they forfeit that year of participation, but can continue to participate in subsequent years.

All providers attesting to Meaningful Use (MU) for program year 2017 will attest to a MU reporting period of 90-365 days and a CQM reporting period of 90-365 days.

All 2017 Medicaid MU program registrations need to be submitted to the State of Michigan before the close of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program attestation tail period on March 1, 2018 at 11:59PM.

2017 Alternate Medicare MU Attestations:

Medicaid EHR Incentive Program participants who are attesting to their first year of MU, and do not qualify to attest to MU with the State’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for 2017, may attest to MU by submitting a 2017 Alternate Medicare MU Attestation with Medicare in order to avoid payment adjustments in 2018.

Please see the following link for additional information, https://michiganhealthit.org/wp-content/uploads/Alternate-Medicare-Attestation-Guide.pdf .

Medicaid EPs must complete ALL of the following steps with CMS before October 1, 2017.

  1. Verify their registration with CMS via the CMS Registration & Attestation system at https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action
  2. Have their registration confirmed by the State of Michigan’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. (This confirmation is an automated process but may take up to 48 hours)
  3. After registration (at CMS) and confirmation (by the State), a Medicaid EP can proceed with submitting the “Alternate Medicare MU attestation”.