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How to Register & Attest

All Program Year 2016 Provider Incentive Payment Program (PIPP) attestations are due to TennCare by March 31, 2017, at 11:59 PM CT. This means that if you have never registered before to participate, you must register at CMS, and then get that first attestation to TennCare by March 31, 2017. This web site has all the information you need to register and then begin attesting. However, if you have additional questions, you can contact us through the “Resources” link on the left.

Attention Returning Providers: CMS has issued a rule (effective November 14, 2016) which allows ALL providers to use a consecutive 90-day period for MU data reporting in both 2016 AND 2017. This is in lieu of the previous requirement that providers report 365 days of MU data in both years.

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Who is eligible to participate in the TennCare Medicaid EHR Provider Incentive Program (PIPP)?

These Medicaid professionals (EPs) are eligible to participate to in the PIPP (see 42 CFR § 495.304(b)).

  • Physicians (both Medical and Osteopathic)
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Physician’s Assistants (PAs) when the PA works in an FQHC led by a PA, or in an RHC so led by a PA.

These Medicaid hospitals (EHs) are eligible to participate in the PIPP (42 CFR § 495.304(a)).

  • An Acute Care Hospital (where the average length of stay is less than 25 days)
  • A Critical Access Hospital (CAH)
  • A Children’s Hospital

Keep in mind that registration and attestation is for EACH provider separately. While the EHR incentive payment can be directed to a group practice or clinic, each provider must separately register and attest.

Additional information about registration and attestation can be found by following the links on the left side of this page. ​