Upgraded Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment System to Take Effect in June

The Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) announced last week that the North Carolina Medicaid Incentive Payment System (NC-MIPS) will be updated to assist health care professionals in applying for and receiving Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive payments in 2012. The upgrade will go live on June 5, 2012 for Adopt/Implement/Upgrade (AIU) attestations and on June 27, 2012 for Meaningful Use (MU) attestations.

The purpose of the upgrade is to improve automation and the overall pace of the system. Attestations and 2012 AIU incentive payments will continue to be processed throughout the transition.  For those who have received a 2011 AIU incentive payment, the earliest to attest for a Year 2 Meaningful Use incentive payment will be in late June.

Physicians must register with the CMS and upon receiving a welcome letter from NC-MIPS can complete the attestation template in order to receive AIU incentive payments in 2012. Click here to access the NC-MIPS Provider Portal and to follow additional attestation instructions during the upgrade.

NCMS members with questions or needing assistance with Meaningful Use, contact Terri Gonzalez, NCMS Practice Technical Assistance Coordinator, at 800-722-1350 or tgonzalez@ncmedsoc.org.

 
 

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