Checklist for Stage 1 of the Medicaid and Medicare EHR Incentive Programs
According to the provisions of the HITECH Act, eligible professionals (EPs) that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs can qualify for incentive payments if they adopt and successfully demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. EPs that use My Vision Express can use this checklist to make sure that they are following the proper course of action to obtain their incentive payments.
Step 1: CMS Registration
EPs must register for the EHR incentive programs with the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation system at:
In order to complete the registration process, you will need a 15-digit Certification ID number that is unique to your EHR solution. For My Vision Express, that EHR Certification ID number is:
Step 2: Requirements for Meaningful Use
During Stage 1 of the Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs, EPs must comply with 20 objectives: 15 from a “core set”, plus 5 that they must select from a “menu set” of 10 objectives. The EHR reporting period for an EP’s first year is any continuous 90-day period within the calendar year. In subsequent years, the EHR reporting period for EPs is the entire calendar year. A detailed description of the 20 meaningful use objectives and how MVE provides for them can be found in the Meaningful Use Guidelines for MVE at:
Meaningful Use Guide
In order to comply with some of those objectives, you will need to do as follows:
Sign up for MVE’s e-Prescribe program. This is required to comply with the following objectives:
◦Drug Interactions Check
◦Medication Allergy List
◦Drug Formulary Checks
Existing MVE customers should contact a New Client Specialist at 877-882-7456 ext. 716 to subscribe to the e-Prescribe program. Prospective customers should ask their Account Manager in the Sales Department (877-882-7456 Option 2) about e-Prescribe.
Request an Organization ID (OID) from the HL7 organization. This complies with the following objectives:
◦Electronic Copy of Health Information
◦Electronic Exchange of Clinical Information
◦Transition of Care Summary
The OID allows EPs to export patient health data in CCD (Continuity of Care Document) format. These CCD files can be used to exchange information between providers or to upload the patient’s information to a personal health record (PHR) service. They can also be provided to the patient directly. Instructions to obtain an OID can be found at:
How to Request a New OID
Register for Microsoft HealthVault. EPs choosing Patient Electronic Access as one of the 5 objectives from the “menu set” during Stage 1 will need to register with the My Vision Chart web portal and Microsoft HealthVault. Instruction on how to accomplish this can be found at:
How to Register Microsoft HealthVault
Step 3: Attestation
After meeting meaningful use for the reporting period, EPs will need to login to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation system at:
A comprehensive guide on the attestation process can be obtained at:
The incentive payment should arrive approximately 4 to 8 weeks after the EP successfully attests to have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Payment is withheld until the EP meets the $24,000 threshold in allowed charges.
* This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.