Recently, I attended a webinar that was hosted by the NY DOH, regarding the updates for the NY Medicaid EHR Incentive program or as of April 2018 (CMS Interoperability Program) for the year 2018.
I learned about the changes that were done to the MEIPASS, online attestation system, as well as where to find out the latest training webinars (previously recorded), or who to contact if you need to speak to someone.
However, the most interesting thing that I learned was regarding the attestation for the New Physicians, that joined any NY Practice in the beginning of 2018.
The question was: “We have a few new physicians that joined our practice back in the beginning of this year (2018). Can we use them in the attestation for this year?”
The answer to the questions is “depends”:
a. If the New Physician participated in the program in another state, BEFORE year 2017 (attestation year 2016) and has joined your practice in this year, then YES
b. If the New Physician DID NOT participate in program in another state then the answer is NO
The attestation in MEIPASS will open on 07/01/2019 and End on 09/30/2019.