For over 10 years, the Kentucky REC assisted more than 3,000 providers to adopt, implement, upgrade and meaningfully use certified EHR systems in order to successfully attest to the EHR Incentive Program. During this time frame, providers met various stages of the program, including: Stage 1, Stage 2, Modified Stage 2, and Stage 3. The stages focused on data capture and sharing, advanced clinical processes, and improved outcomes.
According to the Kentucky Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (Promoting Interoperability) website, more than 5,300 providers registered to participate, and KY Medicaid made more than 10,300 payments totaling nearly $270.4 million. The program officially ended Dec. 31, 2021. However, auditing continued through 2023. Documentation should be retained for at least six years.
EHRs and the ability to exchange health information electronically help provide better quality and safer care for patients. Although the KY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (Promoting Interoperability) ended, we hope EHR systems continue to operate meaningfully.
Now that the EHR Incentive Program has ended for ambulatory providers, your REC advisors would like to thank you for trusting them to support you during this time and would love to assist you in the future.
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Promoting Interoperability Resources for Stage 3
Additional Promoting Interoperability Information
Preparing for Promoting Interoperability Attestation
“Promoting Interoperability guidance and tipsheets were made possible by Grant Number PON2 746 2000001660 from KY CHFS and US DHHS. The project described was supported by Grant Number PON2 746 2000001660 from KY CHFS and US DHHS.”
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