Provider Notice Issued 03/02/2017

Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program Attestation Extension
Date: March 2, 2017
To:    Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, and Optometrists
Re:    Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program Attestation Extension
The purpose of this notice is to inform certain providers that attestation of the Illinois Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program for the 2016 program year is extended to April 30, 2017.
The April 30, 2017 extension applies only to eligible providers who have registered for the program at the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) website by the March 13, 2017 registration deadline for the Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive programs, but have not yet attested to the Illinois Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for the 2016 program year.
CMS recently extended the Medicare attestation deadline two weeks, which could potentially cut into the Medicaid attestation timeframe for practices attesting to both programs. In addition, with the recent agency switch to IMPACT security, some providers may need additional time to initiate their IMPACT User ID. Therefore, the Department extended the attestation period for these providers.
Providers who have not registered with CMS by March 13, 2017 cannot attest for the 2016 program year. The 2016 program year is the final year in which a provider may enter the program.
For additional support, please use the resources below or email the Department at:
Providers with general questions about IMPACT or provider enrollment
Phone: 877-782-5565 (select option #1)
Providers that are having trouble logging in to the IMPACT system
Phone: 888-618-8078
eMIPP questions or
EHR Incentive Program policy questions: EHR Help Desk
Phone: 217-524-7322
Regional Extension Center (REC) help desk
Phone: 1-855-MUHELP1 or 855-684-3571
Felicia F. Norwood



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