The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced the renaming of the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs to Promoting Interoperability Programs. This name change is intended to reflect the programs' focus on improving interoperability and patients' access to health information.
The PI program was established by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009. The program aims to transform the nation's health care system and improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient health care through the use of electronic health records.
In 2011, CMS established the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs to encourage Eligible Professionals (EPs), Eligible Hospitals, and CAHs to adopt, implement, upgrade (AIU), and demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology (CEHRT).
In 2018, Eligible Hospitals and Eligible Professionals (EPs) that attest directly to a state for the state’s Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program will continue to attest to the measures and objectives as finalized in the 2015 EHR Incentive Programs Final Rule (80 FR 62762 through 62955). The last year new EPs were able to enter the program for the first time was 2016.
If you have any questions regarding the attestation process, please call our helpline at 855-716-9376 or email CTMedicaidPI@mslc.com.