Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program – Important Dates and End of Program Reminders

  1. Program Year 2020 – Attestation Deadline is March 31, 2021 at 11:59PM. However, providers are encouraged to attest as early as possible. This is especially important if providers plan to also attest for Program Year 2021, because a 2021 attestation cannot occur until program year 2020 attestations have been reviewed, approved/or denied, and any payment has cleared the payment process.
  2. Program Year 2021 – Attestation Deadline is September 30, 2021 at 11:59PM. This is the last year providers can attest to and receive an incentive payment. Providers should attest as early as possible to ensure enough time is available for review and for payments to clear the payment process by 12/31/2021.
  3. All Incentive Payments, for all program years, MUST be ISSUED by December 31, 2021.
    1. Submitting an attestation with incorrect or outdated demographic or payee information may delay the review process, the payment process, or result in the return of an incentive payment. A payment not issued by the deadline, due to one of the above scenarios may result in a provider forfeiting their incentive payment. To minimize this risk and to ensure timely payments, providers are encouraged to do the following:
      1. Make sure the email address, demographic, and payee information (payee NPI & payee tax ID) are correct and up to date on the Federal Information Tab within eMIPP. If any information needs to be updated, please access the Promoting Interoperability Programs Registration System to update and re-submit this information to the State of Michigan. If you are updating information, please make sure to also update your 15-digit alphanumeric CEHRT number. It will take approximately one business day to update the State’s system with any new information.
      2. For any SIGMA related updates/changes, providers should visit the SIGMA Vendor Self Service (VSS) site.
      3. Providers should follow up with State staff in a timely manner to prevent delays in processing.
      4. It is the providers responsibility to monitor the progress of any attestation submitted for state review. Failure to monitor the progress and/or submit updated/corrected information in a timely manner may result in the failure of an incentive payment being issued prior to the program payment deadline. Questions regarding your attestation can be sent to MDHHS-EHR@michigan.gov .
  1. Program Appeals & Post Payment Audits:
    1. Program Appeals and Post Payment Audits will continue past the December 31, 2021 program payment end date.
  2. Retention of program documentation:
    1. Providers are reminded that they are required to retain documentation uploaded in their eMIPP application for a minimum period of six (6) years from the date of an approved application that resulted in an incentive payment. Any provider’s failure to retain the requisite documentation for review by MDHHS or by independent auditors for the six (6) year period, may result in adverse action against that provider, including, but not limited to, recoupment of incentive payments and sanctions.