Objectives and Measures
For 2019, the EHR reporting period for Medicaid EPs is a minimum of any continuous 90-day period. Beginning with the EHR reporting period in calendar year 2019, all participants in the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program are required to use 2015 Edition CEHRT. The 2015 Edition CEHRT does not need to be implemented by January 1, 2019, but must be used for entirety of the self-selected 90-day EHR reporting period.
eCQM Policies for Performance Year 2019
The 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule established that in 2019, Medicaid EPs who are returning participants must report on a one year eCQM reporting period, and first-time meaningful users must report on a 90-day eCQM reporting period. EPs are required to report on any six eCQMs related to their scope of practice. In addition, Medicaid EPs are required to report on at least one outcome measure. If no outcome measures are relevant to that EP, they must report on at least one high-priority measure. If there are no outcome or high priority measures relevant to an EP’s scope of practice, they must report on any six relevant measures.
The list of available eCQMs for EPs in 2019 is aligned with the list of eCQMs available for Eligible Clinicians under MIPS in 2019. Those eCQMs can be found at https://ecqi.healthit.gov/eligible-professional-eligible-clinician-ecqms.