Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services EHR Incentives

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services
Electronic Health Record Incentives
Bob Paulsen
Medicaid HIT Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota Rural Health Conference
June 28, 2010
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EHR Incentives
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Funded by the Health Information Technology for
Clinical Health (HITECH) Act
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
issued Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) on
December 30, 2009 and officially published on
January 13, 2010
Public comment period ended March 15, 2010
Final regulations anticipated in June or July 2010
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EHR Incentives (contd.)
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Provides incentives to eligible professionals (EP),
eligible hospitals (EH) and critical access
hospitals (CAH) that adopt and meaningfully use
(MU) certified electronic health records (EHRs)
Medicare EHR incentives administered by CMS
Medicaid EHR incentives administered by states
Significant alignment and coordination between
CMS and Office of National Coordinator (ONC)
with other HITECH initiatives
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Policy Priorities
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Improving quality, safety, and efficiency and
reducing health disparities
Engaging patients and families in their healthcare
Improving care coordination
Improving population and public health
Ensuring adequate privacy and security
protections for personal health information
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Evolution of Development
Incremental and phased implementation
 Stage 1 Meaningful Use: Data capture and
sharing
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Electronically capturing health information in a coded
format
Using information to track key clinical conditions
Communicate information for care coordination purposes
Reporting clinical quality measures and public health
information
Stages 2 and 3 evolve towards advanced clinical
processes and improved outcomes
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Defined in future rulemaking for 2013 and 2015
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Differences between Medicare and
Medicaid EHR Incentives Programs
Medicaid
Medicare
States administered and voluntary
CMS administered
No CMS imposed penalty for not
meeting criteria of EHR Meaningful
Use (MU)
Medicare fee schedule reductions
start 2015 for physicians who are
not Meaningful Users (MU)
Maximum EP total incentive is
$63,750
Maximum EP total incentive is
$44,000
States can make adjustments to
baseline MU criteria. Can’t be less
than Medicare MU criteria
MU criteria is standard
Last payment year 2021; last year Last payment year 2016; last year
an EP may initiate program is 2016 an EP may initiate program is 2014
Five types of EPs, two types of
hospitals
Only physicians, subsection (d)
hospitals, and CAHs
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Medicaid Eligibility: Patient Volume
Entity
Minimum Medicaid Patient
Volume Threshold
Physicians
30%
Pediatricians
20%
Dentists
30%
Certified nurse midwives
30%
Physician Assistants when
practicing at an
FQHC/RHC led by a
physician assistant
30%
Nurse Practitioner
30%
Acute care hospital
10%
Children’s hospital
-
Or the Medicaid EP
practices predominantly in
an FQHC or RHC – 30%
“needy individual” patient
volume threshold
Adapted from: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program;
Proposed Rule – Table 26. Published January 13, 2010
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Eligibility for both Medicaid and
Medicare Incentives
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Eligible Hospitals can receive both
Medicaid and Medicare Incentives
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Eligibility for Medicare MU criteria deems to
Medicaid if otherwise eligible for Medicaid
Applies even if state has proposed and
received approval for an expanded criteria for
Medicaid MU
Eligible providers can switch between
Medicare and Medicaid once
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Must switch before 2015
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Medicaid: Adopt/Implement/Upgrade
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Option for Medicaid EPs and EHs only
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First year of participation only
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Have to meet MU in subsequent
participation years
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Medicaid: Adopt/Implement/Upgrade
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Adopt – Acquire and install EHR
Does not mean:
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Implement – Utilizing EHR in clinical practice
For example:
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Researching EHR technology
Interview EHR vendors
Staff training
Data entry of patient demographic
Upgrade: Expansion of EHR functionality
For example:
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Addition of clinical decision support
E-prescribing functionality
CPOE
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EHR Incentives Program Timeline
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Medicaid EHR Incentive program:
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Medicare EHR Incentive program:
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Starts in 2011
Ends in 2021
Last year to initiate program is 2016
Starts in 2011
Ends in 2016
Last year to initiate program is 2014
Both have benefits for earlier participation
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Maximum Medicaid Incentives for EP
Calendar Year
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
TOTAL
2011
$21,250
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$63,750
Stage1
First CY EP Receives Incentive Payment
2012
2013
2014
2015
$21,250
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$63,750
$21,250
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$63,750
Stage 2
$21,250
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$63,750
$21,250
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$63,750
2016
$21,250
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$8,500
$63,750
Stage 3
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National Level Repository
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National Level Repository (NLR) developed
and maintained by CMS
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Single point of entry for registration for both
Medicaid and Medicare EHR incentives
Ensure no duplication of payments between
Medicare and Medicaid and between states
Allows Medicare to meet its mandate for online
posting requirements
Track EHR incentives nationally
Ensure accurate and timely payments
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National Level Repository (contd.)
EPs and EHs elect state participation
 Collects following proposed information:
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Name
NPI
Business Address/Phone
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
EPs elect participation in Medicare or Medicaid
EHR Incentive Program
NLR interfaces with state EHR systems
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National Level Repository (contd.)
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Ongoing Eligibility
Adapted from: CMS Open Door Forum. Feb 26, 2010. NLR narrative 022310.pdf
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National Level Repository (contd.)
Source: CMS Open Door Forum. Feb 26, 2010. Medicaid EP Data Exchanges 022310 DRAFT.pdf
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Working Together for the Patient
Adapted from: Blumenthal D. Launching HITECH. NEJM Posted Dec 30, 2009
http://healthcarereform.nejm.org/?p=2669
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Resources:
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CMS
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HHS – Meaningful Use
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http://healthit.hhs.gov/meaningfuluse
Draft NPRM
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http://www.cms.gov/Recovery/11_HealthIT.asp
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/E931217.pdf
Minnesota e-Health Initiative
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http://www.health.state.mn.us/e-health
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Contact Information
Bob Paulsen
Medicaid HIT Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Human Services
[email protected]
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