Nebraska Medicaid Program

Welcome to Nebraska Medicaid EHR
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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EHR INCENTIVE PROGRAM OPEN PERIOD: JANUARY 2, 2019 - APRIL 30, 2019

 

CMS NEWS ISSUED
          

New CMS final rules highlights are as follows:

  • Reduces provider paperwork which allows clinicians to spend more time with their patients
  • Providers are required to use the 2015 Edition of certified electronic health record technology to qualify for EHR incentive payments in 2019
  •  Providers will be required attest to Stage 3 in Program Year 2019 to qualify for EHR incentive payments
  • Providers are required to report on at least one outcome or high-priority measure, unless none are relevant to a provider’s scope of practice
  •  Stage 3 Objective 6, Measure 1 (View, Download, Transmit) and Measure 2 (Secure Messaging) was set at 5% for the remainder of the program
  • The requirement that only EPs in urgent care settings can use the Syndromic Surveillance measure to meet Objective 8 (Public health) was removed

The full press releases can be found at: 

The final rules and the RFI (CMS-1694-P) can be downloaded from the Federal Register at:

The CMS fact sheets on the final rule can be found at: 


 

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