Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Attestations for Program Year 2019 Now Open

May 08, 2019

The Michigan Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program attestation system opened Wednesday, May 1, 2019, to accept submissions for Eligible Professionals (EP) attesting for the first time.

Who can submit now?

Providers who:
1) Successfully earned an incentive payment for Adopt, Implement, Upgrade (AIU) in program year 2016 or prior, and:
2) Have a minimum of 90 continuous days of qualifying PI and Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) reports.

Providers can submit their data for the opportunity to earn $8,500 in incentive money for demonstrating meaningful use of a certified electronic health record (please see additional program-wide eligibility requirements below).

Who needs to wait to submit?

Providers who have previously attested to one or more years of meaningful use of a certified electronic health record must wait until January 2020 to attest, submitting a minimum of 90 continuous days of qualifying PI reports and 365 days of CQM data.

Are you eligible? Providers must qualify as an Eligible Professional (EP) for each payment year. The eligibility criteria include:

  1. Being a Michigan Medicaid provider of the following professional types: Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, Dentist, or Physician Assistant in a Physician Assistant-led Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinic (RHC)

  2. Having a minimum Medicaid patient volume of 30% or greater (20% or greater for Pediatricians)

  3. Ability to demonstrate that a minimum of 10% of patient encounters occur in an outpatient setting

Providers who have successfully attested to at least one year of program participation prior to 2017 and have not received 6 incentive payments may be eligible to continue participation and receive incentives of $8,500 per year through 2021.

In order to receive and continue to receive incentive payments, EPs must achieve and maintain a set of Promoting Interoperability measures as defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS).
Program year 2019 requires EPs to use 2015 Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) to attest to Stage 3. The Stage 3 requirements include reporting on 8 objectives with associated measures and electronically submitting data on a minimum of 6 Clinical Quality Measures.

Unsure of Eligibility or Need Help Meeting the Program Requirements?
M-CEITA offers low cost, grant subsidized technical assistance to assist providers with program participation, contact us today: 1-888-MICH-EHR or mceita@altarum.org.