PicturesAgingMedicaid Waiver InitiativePress ReleasesSearch NEBRASKA MEDICAID PROGRAM: Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Page Content Medicaid Program Home Review or update provider contact information Attestation Web Portal Medicaid Provider Bulletins EHR Home EHR Attestation EHR FAQs EHR Library EHR Program Resources EHR Audit CMS 2015-2017 Modified Stage 2 EHR History Contact Us Nebraska Medicaid Program Welcome to Nebraska Medicaid EHRIncentive Program Part of the Promoting Interoperability Programs Subscribe to this page 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. Please visit our EHR Home page frequently for updates, announcements and review other pages listed to the left of this page for more detailed information. For automatic notices of updates click ‘Subscribe to this page’ above. 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 patientsProviders 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 programThe 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: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-finalizes-changes-empower-patients-and-reduce-administrative-burdenhttps://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-finalizes-changes-advance-innovation-restore-focus-patients The final rules and the RFI (CMS-1694-P) can be downloaded from the Federal Register at:https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-16766/medicare-program-hospital-inpatient-prospective-payment-systems-for-acute-care-hospitals-and-the https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/11/23/2018-24170/medicare-program-revisions-to-payment-policies-under-the-physician-fee-schedule-and-other-revisions The CMS fact sheets on the final rule can be found at: https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2018-Fact-sheets-items/2018-08-02.html https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/final-policy-payment-and-quality-provisions-changes-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-calendar-year All documents available from this page are in PDF formatwhich require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader.