HTS has extensive experience in Medicaid Systems operations, including implementing state level registries (SLRs) for administration of Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs, Medicaid systems development, conversions, and federal certification. HTS staff have provided SLR implementation services in Kentucky, South Carolina, and Wyoming.
As a result of federal financial assistance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), states are able to offer eligible practitioners and hospitals substantial financial incentives to adopt, implement or upgrade to CMS-certified EHR technologies. The South Carolina Medicaid SLR is designed for Eligible Professionals (EP) and Eligible Hospitals (EH) to attest to meeting the requirements for the S.C. Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
Our work in South Carolina has included completion of Stage 1 Meaningful Use; Stage 2 Meaningful Use; and the changes required for the 2013 and 2014 program years. Additionally, we have implemented numerous enhancements to the system to accommodate South Carolina’s unique requirements.
The South Carolina State Level Registry includes three applications, it features a comprehensive provider portal which leads providers through the attestation process, with extensive edits to ensure the provider correctly attests and offers help screens to assist with attestation. To provide administration and oversight of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, the SLR was developed with a web-based work-flow application to help authorized State personnel in their decision-making process for streamlining and securing the tracking of payments to providers that meet criteria for EHR incentives as outlined in the CMS Final Rule. The SLR also includes an interface application that can be configured either as an automated or manual process for the interfaces with the NLR for the B6, B7, D16, C5, D17 and D18, as well as the E7 to electronically report audit status to the NLR.