CMS renames EHR Incentive Programs and Advancing Care Information

May 07, 2018
Area(s) of Interest: Electronic Health Records MACRA Payor Issues and Reimbursement Health Information Technology 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is renaming both the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advancing Care Information performance category, reflecting the increased focus on EHR interoperability and improving patient access to health information.

The EHR Incentive Programs for eligible hospitals, CAHs and Medicaid providers will be renamed as the Promoting Interoperability Programs. For MIPS-eligible clinicians, the MIPS Advancing Care Information performance category will be retitled as the Promoting Interoperability performance category.

The rebranding of these programs does not merge or combine the EHR Incentive Programs and MIPS. For more information on these programs, visit the CMS.gov webpage.

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