Medicaid Meaningful Use Assistance Program (MU Help Desk)
PHA's Managing Advisor Wayne Fischer serves as the FSSA Enrollment Coordinator for this funding initiative. Contact him to inquire about enrollment.
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Effective Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, Indiana Medicaid AIU and MU submissions will resume. All EPs and hospitals will have until the MU attestation deadline of May 1, 2017, to submit all program year 2016* AIU and MU applications via the Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository (MAPIR) system. If you are attesting for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, you must register in the new Indiana CoreMMIS portal. Registration is currently open, and you may begin by clicking the “Register Now” link that is found in the login box, on the left side of the page.
Feb. 28th attestation deadline for EPs and Hospitals to submit to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. The CMS Registration & Attestation System is now open. Participating EPs and hospitals must attest to the CY 2016 program requirements by 11:59 p.m. EST to avoid payment adjustments in CY 2018.
Feb 28th application deadline for EPs to submit a Payment Adjustment Reconsideration form for the 2017 payment adjustment (based on the 2015 MU reporting period).
Feb. 24-Mar. 31 deadlines for EPs to submit to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for CY2016. EPs who do not participate in 2016 PQRS will incur a -2% payment adjustment in 2018 for not reporting, plus an additional -4% payment adjustment from the Value-Based Modifier (VM) program. The CY 2016 deadlines can be found here.
*Note: Program year 2016 is the last year in which an eligible professional can begin participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Contact your PHA Advisor for more information on how you can prepare for attestation, once the portal opens.
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Enrollment Status: Accepting applications/Open
Program Description: In 2016, Purdue Healthcare Advisors was able to provide Meaningful Use (MU) assistance to 123 Indiana-based organizations representing approximately 900 Indiana providers. This year, we continue our efforts to guide Medicaid-eligible providers with a program that provides a combination of remote and on-site services for ambulatory providers, including the Indiana Medicaid MU Help Desk. We anticipate our client roster for this subsidized service to grow in 2017 as MU Program Year 2016 is the last year to Adopt, Implement or Upgrade your EHR for $21,250 in incentives (see chart).
Additional questions about the program for 2017 answered here.
Eligibility: Providers eligible to benefit under this grant are Indiana-based, ambulatory organizations that are practicing in...
- small groups/independent practices;
- Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs);
- Community Health Clinics (CHCs);
- Rural Health Clinics (RHCs);
- Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs); or
- ambulatory practices employed by a Critical Access Hospital.
...participating in the Meaningful Use programs under Medicaid or Medicare* (must be actively billing Indiana Medicaid for services).
Additional eligibility questions answered here.
Funding: In October of 2014, PHA was contracted to extend its MU assistance to Indiana providers by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, which was awarded a $2.3M grant to administer services associated with the EHR incentive program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
MU HELP DESK
844-PHA-INMU (toll free)
Contact the Meaningful Use Help Desk at Purdue Healthcare Advisors with the following information on hand to expedite your call:
► Name of your EHR vendor
► EHR software version number
► Medicaid eligibility status (% Medicaid encounters, if possible)
► Current efforts toward Meaningful Use attestation
► Practice/clinic size, type and ownership
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MU
For updates regarding the EHR Incentive Payment Program, visit the following resources: