How eHealth Exchange Supports MIPS Requirements
In 2021, CMS launched a new alternative Promoting Interoperability measure for the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System. This is good news for the eHealth Exchange Participants. eHealth Exchange Participants may fulfill the “HIE Bi-directional Exchange” measure – a yes/no attestation worth 40 points – when they share health information bi-directionally via the eHealth Exchange HUB.
If your organization both initiates and responds to queries from other Participants in the HUB, then you may request a letter of support from eHealth Exchange for the “HIE Bi-directional Exchange” measure.
To review the detail about the alternative measure visit the link below:
Federal Register with the specific data: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/12/28/2020-26815/medicare-program-cy-2021-payment-policies-under-the-physician-fee-schedule-and-other-changes-to-part#p-3889
Important Update: Beginning 10/1/2021, hospitals can earn an additional 10 points by implementing four “Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange” measures including Electronic Case Reporting (eCr) notifications. eHealth Exchange network participants can begin Electronic Case Reporting for no additional network fees today. Simply notify firstname.lastname@example.org that your organization wants to push electronic case reports to APHL (Association of Public Health Laboratories).
Please keep in mind that Requirements may change each Performance Year (PY) due to policy changes.