ONC Health IT Certification Program Updates (01/06/2017)
Test Method UpdatesThe Finalized 2015 Edition test procedures and test data for § 170.315(g)(1) Automated Numerator Recording and § 170.315(g)(2) Automated Measure Calculation are now available for use in the ONC Health IT Certification Program. The documents are available on the 2015 Edition Test Method Page.
The test procedures and data accommodates the updated provisions outlined in the Medicare Program; Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models final rule, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on October 14th, 2016. Find additional information on the CMS Quality Payment Program page.
The new features included in the finalized documents include:
Cypress Testing ToolCypress has scheduled a minor release (Cypress v3.1.0) for January 10, 2017 that will support the Implementation Guides release by HL7 and CMS in December 2016. Conformance to these new Implementation Guides will be enforced on all QRDA Category III submissions using the 2016 Bundle for the 2017 Reporting Period. There will be no changes to QRDA Category I submissions using the 2015 Bundle for the 2016 Reporting Period.
For additional information on the 2015 Edition requirements, visit the 2015 Final Rule page on HealthIT.gov
Questions may be directed to the ONC Health IT Certification Program via email at: ONC.Certification@hhs.gov