Nebraska Medicaid Program

Nebraska Medicaid EHR
Incentive Program
Part of the Promoting Interoperability Programs

CMS 2015-2017 Modified Stage 2

CMS adjusted some of the requirements for attesting to the Medicaid EHR Program with the final rule that came out in October 2015. These changes were made to align with Stage 3 to achieve the overall goals of the program, synchronize reporting period objectives, and continue to improve outcomes for patients. These are the changes listed below.

  • Restructured Stage 1 and Stage 2 objectives and measures to align with
    Stage 3
    • 10 objectives for Eligible Professionals, including one consolidated public health reporting objective with measure options
    • 9 objectives for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals, including one consolidated public health reporting objective with measure options
  • Starting in 2015, the EHR reporting period aligns with the calendar year for all providers (this is a change for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals)
  • Changed the EHR reporting period in 2015 to 90 days for all providers to accommodate modifications to meaningful use
  • Modified Stage 2 patient engagement objectives that require “patient action”
  • Streamlined the program by removing redundant, duplicative , and topped out measures
  • CQM (Clinical Quality Measure) reporting for all providers remains as previously finalized