New Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs FAQs

Oct. 28, 2011--

We want to keep you updated with the latest information about the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. These new FAQs include information about clinical quality measures (CQMs), meaningful use, attestation, and other Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs topics.

  1. Does a provider have to record all clinical data in their certified EHR technology in order to accurately report complete CQM data for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs? Read the answer.
  2. Do providers have to contribute a minimum dollar amount toward their certified EHR technology for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs? Read the answer.
  3. Where can I find a list of public health agencies and immunization registries to submit my data as required by the public health objectives for the EHR Incentive Programs? Read the answer.
  4. Can two separate practices with two different TINs purchase a single certified EHR system and share it in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs? Read the answer.
  5. For the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, how should an eligible professional (EP), eligible hospital, or critical access hospital (CAH) that sees patients in multiple practice locations equipped with certified EHR technology calculate numerators and denominators for the meaningful use objectives and measures? Read the answer.
  6. For the EHR Incentive Programs, how should an eligible hospital or CAH with multiple certified EHR systems report their CQMs? Read the answer.
  7. Does the person who completes the registration for the EHR Incentive Programs need to be the same person who completes the attestation? Read the answer.
  8. For the meaningful use objective "Capability to submit electronic syndromic surveillance data to public health agencies," what is the definition of "syndromic surveillance"? Read the answer.

Want more information about the EHR Incentive Programs?
Make sure to visit the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website for the latest news and updates on the EHR Incentive Programs.

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