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Stay informed on important updates regarding Health IT in Massachusetts by frequently checking this page. We will routinely post announcements on program updates, new and revised regulations, deadlines and extensions, and other relevant notices.  

CMS Extends 2016 Value Modifier Informal Review Deadline to November 23, 2015

October 30, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

 

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Important Announcement on Final Rules for Meaningful Use Stage 3 and CEHRT

October 15, 2015

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

 

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CMS Proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rules & MU Modifications for 2015-17: What Do These Mean for You?

September 30, 2015

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

 

  • When do I need to upgrade to 2015 CEHRT?

  • What is the MU reporting period for 2015?

  • What MU objectives and measures do I have to meet?

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Physician Quality Reporting System 2016 Informal Review Process

September 9, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

In 2016, CMS will apply a negative payment adjustment to individual eligible professionals (EPs), Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) practice sites, and group practices participating in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) group practice reporting option (GPRO) (including Accountable Care

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Updated Stage 2 Summary of Care FAQ Provides Guidance on Measure #3

June 30, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Discontinuation of NIST EHR-Randomizer Application; Effective July 1
To keep you updated with information on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, CMS has recently updated an FAQ about the Stage 2 Summary of Care objective. We encourage you to stay informed by taking a few minutes to review the new information below.

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Program Year 2014 Deadline for MassHealth EHR Incentive Program

May 15, 2015

Source: MassHealth EHR Incentive Program

The deadline for Eligible Professionals to attest for the 2014 Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is June 24, 2015. We encourage you to submit your application early.

For more information on attestation, please visit these websites:

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MeHI's New Videos Educate Viewers on the Value of Health IT

February 27, 2015

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

MeHI is pleased to announce the release of four videos, which highlight the positive ways Health IT impacts care across Massachusetts from the providers' perspective.

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Reminder: Deadline for Eligible Professionals to Register Intent for a Public Health Measure is March 1

February 25, 2015

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

If you are an eligible professional participating in the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and are planning to meet one of the Stage 2 public health measures, the deadline to register your intent to initiate ongoing submission with your public health agency (PHA), program, or other body

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