National Provider Calls on EHR Incentive Program

National Provider Calls on EHR Incentive Program

Schedule of Upcoming CMS Calls on EHR Incentive Program

The CMS EHR Incentive Program has paid out close to $14 billion in incentives through March of this year. To help educate Eligible Professionals, hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals on details of the program  CMS will be holding a series of National Provider Calls (NPCs) about different aspects of the EHR incentive programs. The calls are a great opportunity to learn from national experts. Mark your calendars for these upcoming National Provider Calls.

Medicare and Medicaid Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals:

July 23; 1:30-3 —Clinical Quality Measures – Registration is required to obtain call in information.

Event Description
This call will give eligible professionals an in-depth overview of clinical quality measures (CQMs) included in the final rule for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs. Details on the measures, the recommended core set for reporting purposes, and the 2014 electronic specifications for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program will be provided. Participants will be given an opportunity to engage CMS subject matter experts with questions on CQMs.


  • Review background information on the EHR Incentive Program: Meaningful Use
  • Present Stage 2 requirements, focusing on clinical quality measures
  • Explain components of eMeasures in Stage 2
  • Provide additional resources for more information
  • Question and answer session

July 24; 1:30-3 —Stage 2 – Registration is required to obtain call in information.

Event Description
CMS will host an MLN Connects National Provider Call about the Stage 2 Final Rule and how it affects Stage 1 and Stage 2 of meaningful use and other requirements of the EHR Incentive Programs. This call aims to help providers successfully participate in the EHR Incentive Programs and receive an incentive payment.


  • The extension of Stage 1
  • Changes to Stage 1 meaningful use criteria
  • New and updated Medicaid policies
  • An overview of Stage 2 meaningful use
  • CQMs beginning in 2014
  • Information on Medicare payment adjustments and exceptions
  • A Q&A session to address meaningful use topics

Save the date for these future calls for Medicare Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals.

  • August 13; 1:30-3 —Hardship Exceptions
  • August 15; 1:30-3 —Payment Adjustments

Other National Provider Calls

Make sure you also check out upcoming calls for July including:

July 10, 1:30 ET: CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

July 18, 1:00 ET: Medicare Shared Savings Program Application Process National Provider Call: Application Question and Answer Session

July 31, 2:30 ET: Choosing Your PQRS Group Reporting Mechanism and Implications for the Value-based Payment Modifier