December 08, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Electronic Health Records Health Information Technology Payor Issues and Reimbursement Public Payors
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced yesterday that after December 14, 2015, it may be required to stop accepting new Medi-Cal meaningful use attestations due to changes in the federal regulations governing the Medi-Cal Electronic Health Records Incentive Program. It is urging all newly attesting Medi-Cal providers to file before December 14, 2015.
DHCS said it might be required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to stop accepting meaningful use attestations from professionals and hospitals; it is unclear when meaningful use attestations would be reopened.
This applies to all professionals and hospitals attesting for the first time in 2015 who are scheduled to report on a 90-day reporting period.
According to DHCS, attestations to adopt, implement or upgrade will continue to be accepted after December 14, 2015. For more information, click here.
Contact: DHCS at (916) 552-9181 or Medi-Cal.EHR@dhcs.ca.gov.