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Welcome to the Medicaid HITECH TA Portal!

This site provides an online community and repository for State Medicaid agencies to communicate and collaborate in the successful implementation of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

Announcements

Upcoming Annual Data Reporting Tool Webinar - Monday, March 20, 2017

A webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 4th from 3-4 pm ET to provide an overview of the online Annual Reporting Tool including enhancements and additions to the tool, along with changes to the data being reported this year. States will be able to discuss any questions or concerns they may have about the tool or reporting requirements.  Please email CMS.AllStates@briljent.com if you need the calendar appointment.

Medicare QPP Impacts Tool – NEW! - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Medicaid EHR Team (MeT) has developed a new tool to support State and Territory Medicaid EHR Incentive programs in understanding the impact that the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) has on their programs.

The Medicare QPP Impacts Tool provides a summary of requirements from the MACRA Final Rule that have an impact or potential impact on the Medicaid EHR Incentive program and identifies if state action is required or suggested within key components of the Program. The tool also includes a more in-depth analysis of the impacts specific to each requirement and contains suggestions for states and territories to consider when addressing the requirements. Included in the analysis is a brief description of the requirement and a link to the section of the MACRA Final Rule where the requirement can be found.

2017 SMHP Addendum Checklist - Thursday, December 29, 2016

CMS is requesting that all States and Territories submit for approval a separate SMHP addendum by February 10, 2017 to the HITECH Mailbox at MedicaidHITECH@cms.hhs.gov. The SMHP addendum should outline how states are addressing the changes required by the 2015-17 Modification rule, the OPPS rule and the rule creating the Medicare Quality Payment Program. The brief addendum would only cover those anticipated program, system, policy and preliminary audit changes related to these rules. To support states in developing the SMHP addendum, there is a new resource available called the 2017 SMHP Addendum Checklist. It provides a general overview of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program related requirements and provides links to pertinent sections of the Federal Register where additional details about the requirements can be researched.

Stage 2 to Stage 3 MU Measures and Objectives Comparison Tool - Monday, December 19, 2016

Since the Stage 2 Final Rule was released there have been a number of changes to the meaningful use (MU) objectives and measures. To support state EHR incentive programs and their stakeholders in understanding these changes a new MU stage comparison tool has been developed. The tool highlights how the MU objectives have evolved from stage 2 to modified stage 2 to stage 3. In addition to describing the MU requirement changes, a timeline is presented that includes key dates and deadlines associated with the MU stages and associated program years.
EH Stage 2 vs. Stage 3 Comparison Tool     EP Stage 2 vs. Stage 3 Comparison Tool