The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will be overhauling the EHR Incentive Programs to improve flexibility, reduce physician burdens and advance health-information exchange and patient access measures. Some of the proposed changes include continuous 90-day electronic health record (EHR) reporting periods in 2019 and 2020 and a new scoring methodology focused on performance rather than thresholds. Along with all of the changes, CMS is changing the name of the EHR Incentive Programs to the “Promoting Interoperability Program.”
CMS also has stated that it will be changing the name of the Advancing Care Information component of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) to “Promoting Interoperability.” The 2018 participation requirements for this performance category will remain the same.
CMS will be hosting the a webinar to discuss the Promoting Interoperability performance category requirements in 2018:
- Title: Promoting Interoperability Performance Category Webinar
- Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
- Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
- Registration: https://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=3536&seid=1111