What Is Promoting Interoperability (PI)

What Is Promoting Interoperability?

Promoting Interoperability, formerly known as the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program/Meaningful Use (MU), was established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011. The program was designed to encourage eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to not only adopt, implement and upgrade (AIU) to EHRs but also demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology (CEHRT). 

In 2017, Medicare PI for EPs ended as a standalone program. Instead, EPs who previously participated in Medicare MU are expected to report under the Quality Payment Program (QPP). In 2018, CMS changed the name from Meaningful Use/EHR Incentive Program to Promoting Interoperability to emphasize the importance and growing need for interoperability.

Promoting Interoperability Today

While Medicare PI is sunset under the QPP for EPs, Medicaid PI is still an active standalone program. Today, PI impacts EPs who bill Medicaid as well as eligible hospitals and CAHs. As in years past, CMS continues to update the Medicare electronic quality measures (eCQMs) annually to ensure the program remains consistent with today’s needs. Medicaid PI participants should defer to their state Medicaid agency for reporting and submission requirements.

2015 EHR Certification

Azalea Health is a 2015 Edition Certified EHR – which means we can help you achieve maximum PI incentives! You can find more information on Azalea API and PI endpoints here measures (eCQMs) annually to ensure the program remains consistent with today’s needs. Medicaid PI participants should defer to their state Medicaid agency for reporting and submission requirements.

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