The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)is pleased to announce that details about the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2012 Reporting Pilot for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) have been published and are available on the QualityNet website.
The Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2012 Reporting Pilot provides Eligible Hospitals and CAHs with an opportunity to meet the Stage 1 clinical quality measure (CQM) requirements of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program through electronic submission of CQM data.
Eligible Hospitals and CAHs must submit a full year of CQM data in order to meet the CQM requirements for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2012 Reporting Pilot. The reporting period to submit this data opens on October 1, 2012, and closes on November 30, 2012. A test database became available on July 1, 2012 to accept test files for the Stage 1 CQMs. The database is also available through the QualityNet website.
Pilot participants who successfully meet all other meaningful use requirements will receive EHR incentive payments following the verification of the CQM data.
If you have questions or are interested in participating please call the QualityNet helpline at (866) 288-8912 TTY: (877) 715-6222. To learn more about the pilot, please visit the QualityNet website.