CHITREC Presents the LAUNCH Program

The Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) is proud to announce the creation of LAUNCH, a program designed to support healthcare providers as they strive to reach health IT goals, including EHR adoption and Meaningful Use attestation.

LAUNCH offers comprehensive services and personalized education in assessment and planning, electronic health record (EHR) selection, Meaningful Use education and gap analysis, workflow redesign, incentive program registration and attestation, privacy and security guidance, and other customized services based on your needs.

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CHITREC offers webinars to help you with the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. We provide information on hot topics such as Privacy & Security and Health Information Exchange (HIE) to keep you informed, as well as the basics of attestation. Learn how to prepare for attestation and get a sneak preview of the attestation system with our webinar recordings.

Illinois Medicaid EHR Incentive Help Desk

Contact us for Attestation, Registration, and Meaningful Use answers.
Monday–Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Attestation deadline for EPs/EHs is April 30, 2016


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    July 18, 2016

    To help you improve your use of ICD-10 codes, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers the Next Steps Toolkit. The toolkit can help you:

    Identify key metrics to track for accurate ICD-10 assessment
    Manage your revenue cycle

    Use these steps to analyze your ICD-10 progress:

    1. Assess Your Progress

    Establish a point of comparison for each ...
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  • 90-Day MU Reporting Period for All Proposed

    July 18, 2016

    As part of the proposed rule for Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Changes for 2017, CMS proposes that everyone in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will use a 90-day EHR reporting period for 2016. The rule won’t be finalized until later this year — we encourage you to submit formal comments to CMS.

    [excerpt from the proposed ...
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  • 2016 PQRS GPRO Registration Open through June 30, 2016

    June 27, 2016

    Groups of two or more Eligible Providers (EPs) can avoid the -2.0% CY 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) penalty by meeting the satisfactory reporting criteria through the 2016 PQRS Group Reporting Option (GPRO). The Physician Value – PQRS (PV-PQRS) Registration System is now open through June 30 for groups to select a GPRO reporting ...
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