CMS Provider Call – Monday, March 12th

CMS just announced a “National Provider Call” for Monday, March 12th; 12:30pm ET – 2pm ET. Here’s the message that was sent via email:

This National Provider Call will provide an overview of the proposed rule, so you can learn what you need to know to receive EHR incentive payments. (CMS plans to hold another National Provider Call on program basics for Eligible Professionals on Tue Mar 27; more information about this call will be available soon.)

The CMS proposed rule can be found here. For more information on the EHR Incentive Programs, visit the CMS EHR Incentive Program site.

Target Audience: Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and professionals eligible for the Medicare and/or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. For more details:


  1. Extension of Stage 1
  2. Changes to Stage 1 Criteria for Meaningful Use
  3. Proposed Medicaid policies
  4. Stage 2 Meaningful Use Overview
  5. Stage 2 Clinical Quality Measures
  6. Medicare Payment Adjustments and Exceptions
  7. Question and Answers about the incentive programs (note that we cannot answer questions on the rule beyond what is proposed)

Registration Information: In order to receive the call-in information, you must register for the call. Registration will close at 12 pm on the day of the call or when available space has been filled; no exceptions will be made, so please register early. For more details, including instructions on registering for the call, please register here.

Presentation: The presentation for this call will be posted at least one day before the call here.

Question: Does the scheduled time of this call make it difficult for practicing clinicians to attend? If so, what would be a good time for CMS to schedule these call? Post your thoughts and we’ll share them with CMS.

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