Delay of Flexibility Rule Implementation

DHCS previously announced that on March 24, 2015 the State Level Registry (SLR) would be able to accept 2014 applications from professionals using the Flexibility Rule.  However, DHCS now projects that the SLR will not be able to accept these applications until March 31, 2015.  DHCS regrets this delay.  The deadline for receipt of these applications will remain unchanged at May 31, 2015.  Please visit the SLR home page at for future information.

Submission Extension for EPs Participating in PQRS via EHR and QCDR: March 20

CMS announced that the submission deadlines for some Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting methods have been extended to March 20, 2015 at 8pm ET:

Providers Switching Programs - CMS Deadline is December 31, 2014

Providers who wish to switch from the Medicare EHR Incentive Program to the Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Program must update their registration with CMS ( by 12/31/14 (CMS deadline). After the switch has been completed with CMS, providers can apply to the Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Program until 3/31/15 (Medi-Cal Program Year 2014 deadline). 2014 is the last program year that providers can switch between the Medicare and Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Programs.

Hardship Exception Applications to Avoid the 2015 Medicare Payment Adjustment Due November 30, 2014

CMS is announcing its intent to reopen the submission period for hardship exception applications for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals to avoid the

Modifications to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for 2014 effective October 1, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Final Rule enacting modifications to the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. The regulations are effective October 1, 2014.

Medi-Cal Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Information Regarding 2014 Prequalified Clinics

The Department of Health Care Services has reviewed data from the Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD) in order to prequalify certain clinics based on their Medi-Cal claims data. The prequalification status allows the clinics to submit their registration for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program without having to calculate and provide Medi-Cal encounter data for their providers.

Medicare Meaningful Users: Free Stage 2 and Privacy & Security Services Now Available

NO COST services to Medicare providers at meaningful use are now available.

HITEC-LA will help you continue meaningful use to:

  • Keep earning incentive payments
  • Avoid payment adjustment penalties
  • Pass audits so you don’t have to return money

Click here to download the flyer with details.

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