Texas Medicaid EHR incentive program:
2012 participation deadline is March 16
For eligible professionals, or EPs, who are participating in the Texas Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, a deadline is fast approaching. In order to receive a payment for 2012 participation, eligible professionals must successfully complete their attestation in the Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program portal and be in the “Payment Pending” status by March 16, 2013.
This means that eligible professionals who wish to participate in 2012 must meet all program requirements by March 16, 2013, and EPs that are in “Payment Pending” status by that date will be allowed to finish through to payment.
Enrollments for program year 2012 will not be accepted after March 16, 2013, even for EPs who have completed their initial registration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to participate in the incentive program.
Eligible professionals who do not meet the March 16, 2013, deadline may still continue their enrollment in the Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program; however, their participation will be advanced to 2013 according to program rules.
Here are two examples for a shut-down date of March 16, 2013:
- EP 1: “Payment Pending” status by March 16, 2013 – Status remains active for program year 2012 will be carried through to payment.
- EP 2: “In Progress” or “Not Started” status on March 16, 2013 – program year 2012 status is closed. The EP may begin attestation for program year 2013.
To learn more about the program and how to participate, visit www.texasehrincentives.com for a user-friendly e-learning tool, and http://www.tmhp.com/Pages/HealthIT/HIT_Home.aspx for the latest program news and resource documents.
For additional assistance on this and other aspects of the Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, email HealthIT@tmhp.com or call the contact center at 1-800-925-9126 (option 4).