EPs can access the CMS 2019 Stage 3 Program requirements here.
All Eligible Professionals in the MS Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program (formerly the MS EHR Incentive Program) will be classified as Stage 3 Meaningful Use participants
- CEHRT Level – 2015 (or 2014/2015 Combination)
2015 Edition Certified EHR Technology
Beginning with the EHR reporting period in calendar year 2019, all participants in the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program are required to use 2015 Edition CEHRT. This requirement will benefit health care providers and patients by using the most up-to-date standards and functions to better support interoperable exchange of health information and improve clinical workflows. The 2015 Edition CEHRT did not have to be implemented on January 1, 2019. However, the functionality must be in place by the first day of the EHR reporting period and the product must be certified to the 2015 Edition criteria by the last day of the EHR reporting period.
8 Meaningful Use Objectives and 6 self-selected Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs)
90-day EHR Meaningful Use Reporting Period from CY 2019
365-day Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) Reporting Period
- eCQM Policies for Performance Year 2019 The 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule established that in 2019, Medicaid EPs who are returning participants must report on a one year eCQM reporting period, and first-time meaningful users must report on a 90-day eCQM reporting period. EPs are required to report on any six eCQMs related to their scope of practice.
- In addition, Medicaid EPs are required to report on at least one outcome measure. If no outcome measures are relevant to that EP, they must report on at least one high-priority measure. If there are no outcome or high priority measures relevant to an EP’s scope of practice, they must report on any six relevant measures.The list of available eCQMs for EPs in 2019 is aligned with the list of eCQMs available for Eligible Clinicians under MIPS in 2019. Those eCQMs can be found at https://ecqi.healthit.gov/eligible-professional-eligible-clinician-ecqms.