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  • MIPS 2023—What’s New With EHR Certification

    This content is excerpted from “MIPS 2023, Part 1” (EyeNet, January 2023). EyeNet’s MIPS content, including its MIPS 2023 supplement, is being published online ahead of print as it becomes available.

    In 2022, your EHR system could either have 2015-edition certification or 2015- edition Cures Update certification. This year it must have the latter.

    What level of certification does your EHR system have? To find out, check the Certified Health IT Product List at

    PI and EHR certification. What if your EHR vendor has added the required functionality to your EHR system but the Cures Update certification is still pending? At a minimum, your EHR system must have the functionality that is required by the Cures Update certification by the time you start your 90-day PI performance period and it must have the actual certification by the last day of that performance period.

    Quality and EHR certification. If you report electronic clinical quality mea­sures (eCQMs), your EHR system must have Cures Update certification. What if you haven’t yet upgraded to the version that has that level of certification? During a Nov. 16, 2022, webinar, CMS staff stated that your EHR system doesn’t need that certification on Jan. 1, 2023, but it does need it before you start generating the eCQM data that you will report to CMS.

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