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Promoting Interoperability Program Reporting Options

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has renamed the EHR Incentive Program for Medicare to the Promoting Interoperability (PI). The Medicare PI program is part of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which is a separate program from the Promoting Interoperability program for Medicaid. Eligible Professionals who meet the eligibility requirements for both MIPS and the Medicaid PI programs are able to participate in only one program, and must designate which one they wish to participate in. At this point in the programs, there can be no changes in participation.

Medicare MIPS Promoting Interoperability Program

The MIPS program consists of four programs: Quality, Cost, Promoting Interoperability, and Improvement Activities. The PI component is worth 25 percent of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Final Score. For more information on the PI MIPS program, please visit the ACS Quality Payment Program Resource Center.

Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program

Medicaid PI Reporting Options

In order to report to the 2019 PI program for Medicaid, you must be using 2015 Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) at the beginning of the selected 90-day reporting period. For a list of 2015 CEHRT, please use this ONC resource.

Please see the CMS Specification Sheets for more information on the Medicaid PI program reporting options and requirements in 2019. Each specification sheet lists the objectives for the Program, and each objective within the table is a link to further information, including the associated measures:

For more information on the Medicaid PI program, please see the CMS Program Requirements page.