Oklahoma Electronic Health Record Incentive Program
2020 electronic health record attestations are now being accepted for all Eligible Professionals.
Providers will attest to a 90-day reporting period for both meaningful use and clinical quality measures, and all 2020 attestations must be submitted by March 31, 2021.
Please note: Program year 2021 is right around the corner and will be the last year to participate in the program. As outlined in statute (https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2010-17207/p-3158), all incentive payments must be made by 12/31/2021; therefore, this will impact the typical attestation timeframe for program year 2021. Providers will have between 4/1/2021 – 7/31/2021 to submit their program year 2021 attestation to allow OHCA ample time to review the attestation and pay the incentive to the provider by the 12/31/2021 deadline. No payments will be made after this date.
Myers and Stauffer LC is currently serving as the audit contractor for Oklahoma’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. Myers and Stauffer is authorized to perform post-payment reviews of Oklahoma’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program payments made to participating providers for the purpose of validating the accuracy of those incentive payments. In the event you are selected for an audit, it is important for you to respond to the audit request in a timely manner to avoid any unnecessary adverse audit findings and recoupments.
Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH Act), which was enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), incentive payments are available to eligible professionals (EPs), critical access hospitals and eligible hospitals that successfully demonstrate meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology.
The Recovery Act specifies three main components of meaningful use:
- The use of a certified EHR in a meaningful manner (e.g.: e-Prescribing);
- The use of certified EHR technology for electronic exchange of health information to improve quality of health care;
- The use of certified EHR technology to submit clinical quality and other measures.
The Oklahoma EHR Incentive program began January 3, 2011, being one of the first in the nation to launch. The purpose of the incentive is to provide a financial incentive to assist eligible providers to adopt (acquire and install), implement (train staff, deploy tools, exchange data), upgrade (expand functionality or interoperability) or meaningfully use certified EHR technology.
At the federal level, a certification process has been defined to identify EHR systems that will meet federal incentive program requirements. For more information on the federal rules and to register with the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System, visit the CMS EHR Incentive Program website at https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action.
In order to register you will be required to input name, individual NPI or hospital CCN, contact information and the Tax Identification Number (TIN) of who will receive the incentive payment. At the time of registration, there will be a field to enter the CMS certification number of your certified EHR system. This is not a required field at the time of registration but must be completed prior to attestation. Be sure to record your CMS registration number at the end of the registration process. Wait two business days before you return to this site to begin your online attestation with OHCA.