New York: Mandatory Electronic Prescribing and Medicaid Updates

Mandatory Electronic Prescribing Effective in NY. While the mandatory electronic prescribing was extended by Gov. Cuomo until March 27, 2016, e-prescribing for controlled and non-controlled substances is already available in New York for those meeting the regulatory requirements.

Since 2011, NYS Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program has paid over $660 million in incentive funds within 17,144 NYS Medicaid Providers. With that much money distributed, providers should anticipate EHR incentive program audits.

NYS Medicaid has begun revalidating hospitals, dentists, portable x-ray providers, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and mid-wives.