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Electronic Health Records

On this page you will find webinars, white papers, tip sheets, and websites to help you understand the EHR program and to keep you updated on new developments and progress. If you have questions that aren't answered by these resources please submit them to healthit@hca.wa.gov.

Please note: Due to frequent changes and updates, some of the sites below have some older articles. While they may still offer useful guidance, some information may be outdated.

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Final Rule updates

On November 14, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule which allows Eligible Professionals to use 90-day spans for all meaningful use (MU) attestations for program year 2016.

For MU Years 2 through 6 (Meaningful Use years, not program years) you have the option of a 365-day reporting period or a 90-day reporting period.

Webinars

Worksheets and instructions

Eligible hospitals

Eligible providers

Tools and tip sheets

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

Audit Information

Websites

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)

These websites provide educational resources to assist you with your application and ongoing participation in the incentive program.

The CMS instructions and tip sheets for the EHR incentive program are grouped by topic and can be reached by going to:

EHR Incentive Payment statistics

Hospitals

Payment Year Count Amount

Paid for Year 1

88

$63,781,127

Paid for Year 2

78

$35,845,012

Paid for Year 3

70

$25,571,749

Paid for Year 4

57

$16,656,222

Grand total of Hospital payments

All Years

293 $141,854,110

Eligible Professionals

Payment Year Count Amount

Paid for Year 1

6,924

$146,497,530

Paid for Year 2

3,095

$26,160,184

Paid for Year 3

2,054

$17,410,839

Paid for Year 4

1,294

$10,956,505

Paid for Year 5

558

$4,728,835

Paid for Year 6

116

$983,167

Grand total of Eligible Professional payments

All Years

14,041

$206,737,060