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Beginning in 2019, all eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, dual-eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) are required to use 2015 edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to meet the requirements of the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program. Note that the requirements for eligible hospitals, dual-eligible hospitals, and CAHs that submit an attestation to CMS under the Medicare PI Program were updated in the 2019 IPPS final rule.  

In 2019, all Medicaid eligible hospitals and EPs must adhere to the requirements of their state’s Medicaid PI Program and attest directly to their state. Visit the 2019 PI Medicaid page for more information.

State and Local Public Health Agencies (PHAs) support interoperability efforts and data exchange with electronic health records, many of which have been utilized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Promoting Interoperability Programs. This appendix points to PHA websites at the jurisdictional level where interested parties can obtain information such as the local implementation guides, which programs and implementation guides are supported, contact information etc.

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