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Provider Notice Issued 04/02/2020

Date:    April 2, 2020
To:       Participating Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, and Optometrists
Re:      Promoting Interoperability Program Attestation Extension
This notice informs certain providers that attestation of the Illinois Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program (formerly the Illinois Medicaid Electronic Health Record [EHR] Incentive Program) for the 2019 program year is extended to May 31, 2020.
The May 31, 2020 extension applies only to eligible professionals (EPs) who have not yet attested to the Promoting Interoperability Program for the 2019 program year.
CMS recently extended several reporting deadlines one month, including the MIPS EP deadline.  Delays to these reporting deadlines could potentially cut into the Medicaid attestation timeframe for practices attesting to multiple programs. In addition, providers may have their focus elsewhere as they manage the COVID-19 virus outbreak.  As a result of these issues, some providers may need additional time to attest. Therefore, the Department is extending the EP attestation period to May 31, 2020. 
For additional support, please use the resources below or email the Department at:
Providers with general questions about IMPACT or provider enrollment
Phone: 877-782-5565 (select option #1)
Providers that are having trouble logging in to the IMPACT system
Phone: 888-618-8078
Electronic Health Record Medical Incentive Payment Program - eMIPP questions or EHR Incentive Program policy questions: EHR Help Desk
Phone: 217-524-7322
Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center - CHITREC (within Chicago)
Phone: 1-855-MUHELP1 or 855-684-3571
Illinois Health Information Technology Extension Center - IL HITREC (outside Chicago)
Kelly Cunningham
Acting Medicaid Director


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