This dataset provides the proportion of developers, by market share, that have certified 2015 edition health IT modules. Market share approximations are determined through an analysis of the certified health IT products reported by participants in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program from 2011 to 2016. Approximations use the most recently reported data for each unique clinician and hospital participant. It is important to understand how to interpret these approximations. Some clinicians and hospitals report certified software from more than one unique developer. The market share percentages in this dataset, therefore, include some double counting (the percentages will, if summed together, add up above 100 percent.) The approximations convey the percent of hospitals and clinicians who use a developer's technology, and are not to be interpreted in aggregate as the percent of all hospitals and clinicians who have access to 2015 edition certified technology.
Data Source: Medicare EHR Incentive Program data; ONC Certified Health IT Product List; Medicare Physician Utilization and Payment data
Data Range: Current
Last Updated: 04/12/2019
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Methods and Notes: This data was compiled through an analysis of three open HHS datasets: EHR Products Used for Meaningful Use Attestation, ONC Certified Health IT Product List, and the Medicare Physician Utilization and Payment public use file. All unique clinicians and hospitals were identified using the unique NPI (clinician) and CCN (hospital) provided in the EHR Products Used for Meaningful Use Attestation data. This data also provides the current reported certified products and those products' developers. This data was used to match against the 2015 edition CHPL data to determine what clinicians and hospitals report developers who have certified product(s) that meet the 2015 edition base definition. Furthermore, for clinicians only, all unique NPIs were matched to the Medicare Physician Utilization and Payment public use file to determine the number of unique beneficiaries and allowed charges for each clinician. This data was used to determine individual MIPS exemptions for these clinicians. All this data was then aggregated at the unique provider and developer level.
Documentation:Documentation data: [.json]
|Data Field||Data Description||Additional Information|
|Provider Type||provider_type // Two values: eligible clinician or eligible hospital||Dataset contains information for clinicians eligible to participate in the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and hospitals eligible to participate in the CMS EHR Incentive Program.|
|Developer||developer // Certified health IT developer name||Official company name provided to ONC-Accredited Certifying Body (ACB) through certification of the company's health IT module. This is the developer name that can be found in the ONC Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL), the official database of all health IT modules certified through the ONC Certification Program.|
|Provider count||provider_count // Number of clinicians or hospitals that reported the developer's product(s) through attestation to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program||Counts include only the most recent attestations for all unique clinicians and hospitals, beginning in 2016 and going back to 2011. This data may therefore not reflect all unique clinician's or hospital's current health IT software - just that software last reported through required reporting to the EHR Incentive Program. These counts are calculated using the ONC open dataset: EHR Products Used for Meaningful Use Attestation.|
|Market Share||mktShare // Percent of all clinicians or hospitals that report a developer||Numerator = number of all clinicians or hospitals that report using developer's product(s). Denominator = number of all unique clinicians or hospitals that reported to the Medicare EHR Incentived Program. Some clinicians and hospitals report product(s) from more than one developer. Therefore, if you sum all the market share percentages for clinicians or hospitals, it may add up above 100%.|
|Estimated 2018 MIPS Clinicians||est_mips_2018 // Percent of developer's clinician clients required to report to 2018 MIPS. Hospitals do not participate in MIPS. These values are null for eligible hospitals.||Clinicians are eligible to participate in MIPS if they are a MIPS-eligible clinician. Furthermore, for the 2018 reporting period, clinicians that (i) did not have allowable Medicare charges greater than $90K at any practice to which she is a member, and/or (ii) if the clinician did not treat more than 200 unique Medicare beneficiaries at any practice to which she is a member, are exempt from reporting. This percentage reflects, for the developer, the percent of its clinicians clients that are not exempt and are required to report in 2018.|
|2015 Edition Base Certification Status||edition2015_base_status // Proportion of all 2015 edition base definition criteria certified by the developer||This proportion includes all products certified by the developer for clinicians and hospitals. You can find information on these criteria here: https://beta.healthit.gov/topic/certification/2015-edition. These calculations are based off the data available in the ONC Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL).|
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