Incentive Programs

First Insight Corporation, developers of MaximEyes certified EHR software for optometrists and ophthalmologists, announced that on March 26, 2018, MaximEyes EHR software (Version 3.0) received the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC Health IT) 2015 Edition Health IT Certification—meeting 100% of ONC’s base certification criteria.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released the Quality Payment Program (QPP) hardship exception application for the 2017 transition year for eligible clinicians (ECs). This exception may qualify an EC for reweighting their Advancing Care Information (ACI) category to 0% and reallocating the 25% to the Quality category.
In the past few months, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been increasing the number of meaningful use audits for providers who received EHR incentives, to ensure providers met requirements. CMS will conduct two types of meaningful use audits: post-payment and pre-payment. 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that ALL providers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs are now only required to report on a minimum of 90 consecutive days for meaningful use in performance year 2016.
To help you prepare for MACRA and MIPs, the new payment system for Medicare Eligible Clinicians (ECs), we’ve put together a few quick facts, FAQs, and industry resources to help guide you through the complicated process.