TN EHR Incentive Program in 2016
If you are a nurse practitioner in TN, 2016 is the deadline for enrollment in the TennCare Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
Perhaps you have someone new in your practice, or know of a peer who has yet to participate in this program. According to the HITECH Act, 2016 will be the last year an Eligible Professional or Eligible Hospital can enroll and attest in the EHR Incentive Program. Up until now, an EP or EH could skip a year and not lose out on an EHR Incentive Payment. For an EP who begins their participation in the EHR Incentive Program in 2016, that EP will have to attest every year through 2021 in order to receive the full $63,750 incentive payment. An EH not currently enrolled, must join the program in 2016, and must receive a payment each year in order to collect the EHR Incentive payment (Tennessee, with approval from CMS, makes the EH incentive Payment over a 3-year period – 50%, 30%, & 20%).
Please be aware of this change.