Program Year 2016 was the last year an EP could begin participation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

When can I attest for Program Year 2017?

The Montana State Level Registry (SLR) will open for Program Year 2017 MU attestations as follows:

  • Eligible Professionals (EPs): will open February 1, 2018 and will close on April 30, 2018.
  • Eligible Hospitals (EHs): will open February 1, 2018 and will close on April 30, 2018.

Eligible Hospitals that have attested and received payment for Program Year 2016 can continue to participate through 2021.

Eligible Professionals are eligible to participate and receive payments for up to six years.

Eligible Hospitals are eligible to participate and receive payments for up to four years.

Already have an SLR account?

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Beginning January 3, 2011, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Information Center will be open to assist the EHR Provider Community with both program and system inquiries from 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, at 1-888-734-6433 (primary number) or 888-734-6563 (TTY number). Adobe PDF more info…

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Welcome to the Montana State Level Registry (SLR) — Provider Outreach Page

Montana providers must register with the CMS registration and attestation system, formerly known as NLR, prior to registering with the Montana State Level Registry. The tools in this Provider Outreach Page will help you start collecting and organizing the information you will need in order to register with Montana's SLR.

As the healthcare landscape continues to modernize, recent legislation was passed to encourage the adoption of Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) technology in documenting patient care. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, beginning in 2011, eligible Medicaid providers are offered financial incentives for the implementation and meaningful use of Health Information Technology (HIT) in the management of patient populations.

To streamline the process in applying for the incentive and provide supportive resources throughout your HIT transition, this web portal centralizes the national, state and regional links for additional program information. It also serves as the portal to access the Montana State Level Registry (SLR). In support of The State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services vision to improve access to health care and quality of health care for Montanans, this site also offers the following:

  • A centralized “one-stop” launching pad of available tools for managing your EHR Incentive Program information
  • A secure portal to access the MT State Level Registry (SLR)
  • Organized information offering real-time feeds of current HIT news and updates from other federal organizations such as CMS.

Educate yourself today on the benefits of HIT and be a part of transforming the quality, efficiency and safety of healthcare delivery.

What's Changing for Program Year 2017?

  • All participants must attest to Meaningful Use, either Modified Stage 2 or Stage 3 - no attestations will be accepted for AIU (Adopt, Implement or Upgrade).
  • EPs who wish to attest to Stage 3 objectives must use Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) that is certified to the 2015 Edition or a combination of 2014/2015 Edition CEHRT.
  • There are 10 MU objectives for Stage 2, and 8 MU objectives for Stage 3.
  • Unlike in previous years, there are no alternate exclusions or specifications available.
  • All EPs may select an EHR Reporting Period of any continuous 90-day period from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
  • All EPs may select a Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) Reporting Period of any continuous 90-day period from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
  • EPs must conduct their Security Risk Assessment during Calendar Year 2017.

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Are You Eligible?

Run the CMS Eligibility Wizard and quickly see if you may qualify for incentive payments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Click here to view the CMS list of frequently asked questions.

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