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Completing a Promoting Interoperability Audit

Providers receiving Promoting Interoperability Program incentive payments from Illinois Medicaid can be audited by the Office of the Inspector General for up to six years after attestation. With audits continuing on a rolling basis through 2023, the best way to…

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A Guide to Attestation for the 2021 Program Year

The 2021 attestation period for Medicaid Promoting Interoperability is now open. The deadline is August 31, 2021, so we strongly encourage participants to complete your attestation process as soon as possible. The sooner you get approved, the sooner you’ll receive…

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Promoting Interoperability Program: Succeeding at Challenging Measures

Results from a poll at our recent 2021 Promoting Interoperability Program Updates webinar show that the most challenging Stage 3 objectives are Coordination of Care through Patient Engagement, Health Information Exchange, and Public Health Reporting. Each of these objectives has…

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2021 Promoting Interoperability Updates

Stage 3 is coming to an end in 2021, and the final attestation deadline is August 31, 2021. This early reporting deadline may impact administrative and financial planning related to the Promoting Interoperability (PI) program. Like in the 2020 program…

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An Introduction to Information Blocking for Health Care Providers

The Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) 21st Century Cures Act puts patients in charge of their health records through updated health IT certification criteria and a prohibition on “information blocking.” By preventing unreasonable interference with the access, use, and…

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Attestation Essentials: Avoiding Rejection and Audit Protection

The Promoting Interoperability program is founded on attestation. As data is submitted manually rather than electronically with an audit trail, participants must agree to terms and conditions including a statement of truth. However, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services…

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A Guide to Attestation for the 2020 Program Year

The 2020 attestation period for Medicaid Promoting Interoperability is now open. Although the deadline is February 28th, we strongly encourage participants to prepare in advance. The sooner you get approved, the sooner you’ll receive the incentive! Join us for a…

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Calculating Medicaid Encounter Volume for the Promoting Interoperability Program

Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program participants are required to demonstrate eligibility through a 30% Medicaid patient encounter volume. While many providers and practices are well above this threshold, collecting the data to prove it can be challenging. Attestations will be…

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