Maintenance downtime scheduled
QualityNet will be unavailable from 7 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 17, through 5 a.m. CDT on Monday, May 20, to allow for scheduled maintenance. This may affect submissions to the data warehouses and use of QualityNet applications.
Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive 2012 Reporting Pilot Program Overview
The EHR Incentive Program 2012 Reporting Pilot is a voluntary electronic reporting option to satisfy the Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) objective for the EHR Incentive Program. Participation in the EHR 2012 Reporting Pilot is highly encouraged and allows hospitals an opportunity to pioneer efforts for submitting CQMs electronically.
Eligible Hospitals and CAHs may satisfy the CQM reporting requirement in several ways:
- Attest, using the attestation tool provided by CMS to report CQMs.
- Submit Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I data during the submission period for episodes of care occurring in federal Fiscal Year 2012. For each of the 15 CQMs, all Medicare patients for the applicable EHR reporting period must be successfully submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data warehouse via MyQualityNet. A declaration of zero (0) patients for measures in which no patients were seen must be made in QualityNet, if applicable.
- Both attest and submit CQMs electronically through the pilot. NOTE: If this option is elected, payment will be based on the attestation results.
In order to participate in the EHR Incentive Program, registration is required. To receive an incentive payment, all EHR Incentive Program requirements must be met. Successful CQM reporting is only one of these requirements.
Information regarding the EHR 2012 Reporting Pilot is contained in the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) 2012 Final Rule, and the EHR Incentive Program Final Rule, published July 28, 2010.
The EHR 2012 Reporting Pilot will give participants an opportunity to submit test data beginning July 3, 2012 and will remain available throughout the reporting and submission period. Submission of production data will begin October 1, 2012, and conclude November 30, 2012.
According to the EHR Incentive Program Final Rule, hospitals that do not demonstrate Meaningful Use of EHR systems will be subject to a payment reduction for services provided beginning in 2015.