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***Announcement***: We are now in the EHR reporting period for Program Year 2019. Providers need to discuss and plan to meet the (Stage 3 Requirements) during a minimum continuous 90-day period between Jan. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2019. Stage 2 is no longer available!

 

Do you have a question or need help? Give us a call at 803-898-2996 or hitsc@scdhhs.gov. Our goal is to help you meet the requirements.

NOTICE: The Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program has been renamed the “Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program”. Although the name has changed, the PI Program continues the requirements, attestation and incentive payment process of the “EHR Incentive Program”. Eligible Providers (EPs) participating in Medicare PI Programs (such as MIPS) may restart or continue their participation with the S.C. Medicaid PI Program and receive incentive money. Providers may participate in and receive money from BOTH programs! Review this link to see program similarities -  Medicaid EHR incentives will end after 2021, but there is still time to take advantage of this opportunity to be rewarded for your EHR usage up to six (6) times!

Incentive amounts are $8500 for each approved attestation and an EP can be paid for six (6) attestations (maximum of $63,750).

  A slightly reduced incentive amount is available to pediatricians if they are unable to meet certain requirements. Individual EPs are eligible to receive up to six (6) separate incentive payments from the Medicaid PI Program. Any EP who has not received six incentive payments can submit an attestation. Participation does not have to be consecutive and EPs can participate again at any time (skipping program years is allowed in the Medicaid program).

How do I determine if I, or my providers, are eligible to participate in the Medicaid PI Program and receive incentive payments?

  To be sure, please send your NPI or a list of your organization's provider NPIs to HITSC@scdhhs.gov or call us at 803-898-2996 to perform a nationwide check. It is unlikely that EPs know their eligibility or participation history from previous employers and may mistakenly believe they are not eligible - Click here to read more.

What are the Meaningful Use (MU) requirements for Program Year (PY) 2019? Did EPs need to perform these actions the entire year?

  EPs are now required to meet Stage 3 measures during an EP selected continuous minimum 90-day period occurring between Jan. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2019. EPs do not have to perform these actions the entire year, nor perform these actions for every patient. 

*Important: To meet Stage 3 requirements, the EP/ EH must have used certified EHR technology (CEHRT) that is certified to the 2015 edition, or to a combination of the 2015 Edition and 2014 Edition as long as the combination would not prohibit the EP from meeting Stage 3 requirements. Check what edition your CEHRT is certified to via this link. Contact us if you need help or do not see your product(s) listed. 

Can users submit attestations on behalf of providers in their organizations/ practices?

  Yes. They must establish an Identity and Access (I&A) Management Account first.  If you are working on behalf of an EP(s) and do not have an I&A web user account, Create a Login here in the I&A System. Once you acquire an I&A account, you will use your CMS Registration ID (forgot your ID? Contact CMS at 1(866) 484-8049 and state you need "access to your EHR account") to login to the SC SLR and attest.

What if an EP has a previous attestation that was not paid or was hospital-based in a previous year?

  • Unpaid attestationsSome EPs may have unpaid attestations in the SLR. The EP's account may be locked for review if the attestation is pending correction or additional information. If the EP cannot or does not wish to proceed with a previously submitted attestation, they must contact 803-898-2996 or HITSC@scdhhs.gov to unlock their account so that they may attest to the next program year. In situations where an EP is unable to select the program year, this is typically the reason why.
  • Hospital-based status:  Read this important update!

What if EPs see patients at locations without Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT)?

  For information regarding EPs who practice at multiple locations, please refer to this link.

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Reporting periods will be kept at a minimum of any continuous 90-day period within the program year...

Program Deadlines

We are not yet accepting program year 2019 attestations (for actions performed during an EP selected minimum continuous 90-day EHR reporting period occurring between Jan. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2019). We anticipate accepting attestations for program year 2019 on or before Jan. 1, 2020.

We look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for your continued participation.

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ATTESTATION INFORMATION

Providers can make corrections after the first submission if needed by contacting hitsc@scdhhs.gov to unlock the attestation(s). This applies to any program year that was submitted.

ATTENTION PROVIDERS WHO USED GREENWAY EHR PRODUCTS IN 2018: We plan to evaluate options for providers to attest to program year 2018 after the deadline, pending information from Greenway and CMS. Please bookmark and refer back to this website (www.scdhhs.gov/hit) for updates.

 

 

EHR Payment information

EHR PAYMENT INFORMATION
  • 6343 Payments ($87,788,051.00) to Eligible Professionals
  • 173 Payments ($88,353,289.94) to Eligible Hospitals
Overall Total = $175,928,840.94
Payment information in detail

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