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CMS Announces New Name for EHR Initiatives: Promoting Interoperability Programs

Posted on 4/24/2018 by NTOCC ®

NTOCC NEWS ALERT CMS Announces New Name for EHR Initiatives: Promoting Interoperability Programs

  NTOCC NEWS ALERT

CMS Announces New Name for EHR Initiatives: Promoting Interoperability Programs
 

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CMS Changes Name of the EHR Incentive Programs and Advancing Care Information to “Promoting Interoperability” 

 


 

To continue our commitment to promoting and prioritizing interoperability of health care data, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is overhauling and streamlining the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs for hospitals as well as for the Advancing Care Information performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which is one track of the Quality Payment Program. This change will move the programs beyond the existing requirements of meaningful use to a new phase of EHR measurement with an increased focus on interoperability and improving patient access to health information.

To better reflect this focus, effective immediately CMS is renaming:

  • The EHR Incentive Programs to the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Programs for eligible hospitals, critical access hospitals, and Medicaid providers
  • The MIPS Advancing Care Information performance category to the Promoting Interoperability performance category for MIPS eligible clinicians

 

Please note that this rebranding does not merge or combine the EHR Incentive Programs and MIPS. In the coming weeks, CMS will be updating its websites and educational resources to reflect this change.