Cms listening session ehr incentive programs in 2018

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FEB 29 -MAR 4, 2016 I LAS VEGAS


CMS Listening Session:

EHR Incentive Programs in 2018 &


Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality

Robert Anthony, Deputy Director, Quality Measurement & Value-Based Incentives Group

Center for Clinical Standards and Quality

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Listening Session Goals


Provide an Overview of Stage 3


Discuss What's Next for the EHR Incentive Programs


Stakeholder Feedback

Where We Are Now?

? On October 6, 2015, CMS released a final rule for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in 2015 through 2017 and Stage 3 in 2018 and beyond.

? The final rule included a 60-day comment period to generate feedback on certain Stage 3 provisions, and the future of the program under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

? CMS received more than 500 comments on the Stage 3 portion of the rule.

What are the goals of Stage 3?

? Provide a flexible, clear framework to simplify the meaningful use program and reduce provider burden.

? Ensure future sustainability of Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.

? Advance the use of health IT to promote health information exchange and improved outcomes for patients.

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