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Program Year 2017

Program Year 2017

Program Year 2017 will open for attestations mid-November. MAPIR is currently being updated to reflect CMS Final Rule changes. Check back for updates.
 
Note: If you have not received payment for your Program Year 2016 attestation yet, you will not be able to be submit your Program Year 2017 attestation.
 
  • Deadline to attest for Program Year 2017 is March 31, 2018. 
  • Unless you have upgraded to a 2015 Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT), you will attest to 2017 Meaningful Use Modified Stage 2 Objectives and Measures.  Providers attesting to 2017 Meaningful Use Stage 3 must use a 2015 CEHRT. 
  • Changes to 2017 Meaningful Use Modified Stage 2 Objectives for Eligible Professionals
    • You must attest to all 10 objectives; there are no alternate exclusions or specifications available.
    •  Objective 8, Measure 2, Patient Electronic Access: For an EHR reporting period in 2017, more than 5 percent of unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period (or his or her authorized representatives) view, download or transmit to a third party their health information during the EHR reporting period.
    • Objective 9, Secure Electronic Messaging: For an EHR reporting period in 2017, for more than 5 percent of unique patients seen by the EP during the EHR reporting period, a secure message was sent using the electronic messaging function of CEHRT to the patient (or the patient-authorized representative), or in response to a secure message sent by the patient (or the patient-authorized representative) during the EHR reporting period.
    • Specification information on these Objectives and Measures can be found here. 
  • Changes to 2017 Meaningful Use Stage 3 Objectives for Eligible Professionals:
    • Coordination of Care through Patient Engagement: You will be required to attest to all three measures and meet the thresholds for at least two of the measures to meet this objective.
    • Health Information Exchange:  You will be required to attest to all three measures and meet the thresholds for at least two to meet the objective.
    • Public Health Reporting: You will be required to report on two measures
    • Specification information on these Objectives and Measures can be found here
  • CMS Final Rule Changes:
    • On 8/2/2017 CMS published the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule, which includes changes to Program Year 2017 and Program 2018 for Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Eligible Professionals (EPs). The changes are effective October 1, 2017, and summarized below:
2017
 
Eligible Professionals
Eligible Hospitals
CQM Reporting Period
 
 
 
 
90 continuous days in calendar year 2017
One quarter in calendar year 2017 - if reporting electronically
 
-OR-
 
Four quarters during 2017 calendar year – if reporting by attestation. Exception: EHs demonstrating MU for the first time may select a reporting period of one quarter in calendar year 2017
Total CQMs Required for Reporting  
6
4 – if reporting electronically
 
16 – if reporting by attestation
Total number of CQMS available
53
16
CQM Domain Requirement
None
None

 
2018
 
Eligible Professionals
Eligible Hospitals
EHR Reporting Period
90 continuous days in calendar year 2018
One quarter in calendar year 2018
Certified EHR Technology
Allowed to use a 2014, 2015, or a combination of each
 
May report Modified Stage 2 or Stage 3 – if functions are supported by 2015 CEHRT
Allowed to use a 2014, 2015, or a combination of each
 
May report Modified Stage 2 or Stage 3 – if functions are supported by 2015 CEHRT
CQM Reporting Period
TBD
One quarter in calendar year 2018 - if reporting electronically
 
Four quarters during 2018 calendar year – if reporting by attestation
Total CQMs Required for Reporting
TBD
4 – if reporting electronically
16 – if reporting by attestation
Total number of CQMS available
TBD
16
 

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