Medicaid Attestation Update



For 2016 attestations: Very Important!

If you are a Medicaid provider that does not qualify to attest to Meaningful Use with Medicaid for Program Year 2016, you must attest to Meaningful Use with Medicare by March 13th to avoid payment adjustments in 2018.

You MUST register at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service National Level Registry no later than Febraury 21st in order to allow enough time for the State to confirm your registration if this is your first time to submit an attestation. After your registration is confirmed, you can proceed with your 2016 attestation.

Deadlines for Medicaid Program year 2016:

AIU Attestation- June 30, 2017

MU Attestation- June 30, 2017

Representative Period for 2016 Attestations:

  • Option 1 - 3-month period from the prior calendar year (This will allow a provider to attest to any 3-month period from calendar year 2015 if attesting to PY 2016)
  • Option 2 - 3-month period from the 12 months prior to the date of submission. (This option is based off of the date of submission so the period in which the provider can use will change based on the day he/she attests). As an additional note, the date range the provider uses for the representative period must start on the first day of the month.

(Providers may not use the same representative period used on a previous attestation)



Documents required for Medicaid AIU/MU Attestations.

As you know the Medicaid State Level Registry has opened for attestations for AIU and MU. As in the past, you will be required to upload documentation to the SLR. The new link to access Alabama’s MU State Level Registry is https://alslr.thinkhts.com/. Below is a list of documents that we suggest on uploading when attesting.

Required Documentation Uploads for Eligible Professions:

  • Required by Alabama Medicaid
  • Suggested by MMCS to also be uploaded

AIU

  • check EP Workbook (Click here)
  • check Summary Level Patient Volume Reports
  • check Legally binding documentation supporting the use of a Certified Electronic Health Record (CEHRT)
  • check For CRNP’s only- Copy of Collaborative Agreement for time period encounter report was run
  • check W-9 for each provider (Click here)
  • check Screenshot of logon screen showing version number

MU

  • check EP Workbook (Click here)
  • check Summary Level Patient Volume Reports
  • check Legally binding documentation supporting the use of a Certified Electronic Health Record (CEHRT)
  • check MU Dashboard Report
  • check SRA Compliance Form (Click here)
  • check Letter from Public Health Registry supporting active engagement
  • check Screen shots for Objective 2: Clinical Decision Support illustrating Drug/Drug functionality
  • check Screen shots for Objective 4: eRx illustrating drug formulary functionality
  • check Clinical Quality Measure Report
  • check Screenshot of Patient Portal login screen

*Please note if EP practices in an FQHC and must utilize their needy patient encounters to meet the 30% patient volume threshold, the submission of a Certified letter from CMS supporting that the practice is an FQHC is required for attestation*