Nebraska Medicaid Program

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Incentive Program

Part of the Promoting Interoperability Programs

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The Nebraska Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program is a state run program federally funded by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).  The purpose of the program is to encourage and assist eligible providers and hospitals in using their EHRs in a meaningful way that produces better health outcomes for Nebraska’s citizens.  Eligible providers and hospitals submit attestations to the Nebraska Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and, if approved, are issued incentive payments.  The program runs from 2012 to 2021.  During this time, eligible providers can receive up to 6 payments and eligible hospitals can receive up to 3 payments. 

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CMS NEWS 
             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
             April 24, 2018

New CMS proposed rule released effects the Nebraska EHR Incentive Payment Program as follows:

  • Re-naming the Meaningful Use program “Promoting Interoperability”
  • Reiterates the requirement for providers to use the 2015 Edition of certified electronic health record technology in 2019 as part of demonstrating meaningful use to qualify for incentive payments and avoid reductions to Medicare payments
  • EHR reporting periods in 2019 and 2020 for new and returning participants would be a minimum of any continuous 90-day period
  • The deadline for submitting comments on the proposed rule and the RFI is June 25, 2018

The full press release can be found at:  https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2018-Press-releases-items/2018-04-24.html 
The proposed rule and the RFI (CMS-1694-P) can be downloaded from the Federal Register at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-08705.pdf 
The CMS tip sheet on the proposed rule can be found at:  https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2018-Fact-sheets-items/2018-04-24.html


 

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