Welcome to the Medi-Cal EHR State Level Registry (SLR) for Provider Incentive Payments — Provider Outreach Page
SLR Program Year 2014 Meaningful Use (MU) Attestations Update
Providers: The State Level Registry (SLR) began accepting MU attestations for Program Year 2014 on September 2, 2014. Previously it had only been able to accept AIU applications for 2014. Providers will have until March 31, 2015 to attest for 2014 but must attest to MU by September 30, 2014 if they did not attest to MU in 2013 and want to avoid negative Medicare payment adjustments beginning January 1, 2015. On August 28, 2014 CMS announced that providers who have not been able to fully implement 2014 certified EHRs will be able to attest to meaningful use in 2014 using 2013 Stage 1 objectives and measures. It is not yet known when the SLR will be able to accept these special attestations. Please check this website for updated information. For questions or additional assistance, please contact the SLR Helpdesk at 1-866-879-0109.
Hospitals: The State Level Registry (SLR) became able to accept both AIU and MU attestations for 2014 on June 6, 2014. On August 28, 2014 CMS announced that hospitals that have not been able to fully implement 2014 certified EHRs will be able to attest to meaningful use in 2014 using 2013 Stage 1 objectives and measures. It is not yet known when the SLR will be able to accept these special attestations. Please check this website for updated information. For questions or additional assistance, please contact the SLR Helpdesk at 1-866-879-0109.
As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, beginning October 3, 2011 Medi-Cal is able to offer eligible practitioners and hospitals substantial financial incentives to adopt, implement or upgrade to CMS-certified electronic health record (EHR) technologies. Initial payments the first year are based on adoption, implementation or upgrade of certified EHR technology, while following annual payments are based on the meaningful use of the EHR technology. Incentive payments are available to eligible hospitals over four years and for eligible professionals over six years.
Professionals and hospitals are required to first register for the program through CMS. The next step is to apply at the State Level Registry through this portal. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours for your data to be transferred from The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to the State Level Registry, and you will not be able to enter eligibility information or attest until this information has been received.
The page also provides links to valuable resources for professionals and hospitals planning EHR implementation and other health information technology efforts.
Thank you for joining Medi-Cal in realizing the vision of “Connecting California for Better Health.”
Important Web Resources (all links open in new window)
Regional Extension Centers (REC) (all links open in new window)
The HITECH act provides for the establishment of RECs to provide education, outreach, and technical assistance to help primary care providers in their geographic service areas to select, successfully implement and meaningfully use certified Electronic Health Record technology to improve the quality and value of health care.
© 2010 Xerox Corporation and Affiliated Computer Services Inc. All rights reserved.
ACS has made every effort to make this site accessible to people with disabilities. In the event you experience difficulty accessing this site with assistive devices, please contact our Help Desk at (866) 879-0109 for assistance in obtaining the information you need.