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Promoting Interoperability Programs: IPPS Final Rule Fact Sheet

The FY 2019 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) fact sheet detailed changes for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program:

  • New performance-based scoring methodology
  • Introduction of two new bonus measures under the Electronic Prescribing objective
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) reporting period of a minimum of any continuous 90-day period in 2019 and 2020 for new and returning participants

Beginning with a 2019 EHR reporting period, participants are required to use the 2015 Edition Certified EHR Technology

For more information, visit the Promoting Interoperability Programs website.


Promoting Interoperability Programs: Hospitals Submit Attestation Data by February 28

The deadline to submit 2018 attestation data for the Promoting Interoperability Programs is February 28:

  • Medicare eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals: Attest through the  QualityNet Secure Portal- Opens in a new window  - External Link Policy - Opens in a new window 
  • Medicaid eligible professionals and eligible hospitals: Follow the requirements of your state Medicaid agencies

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