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CMS Extends EHR Incentive Program’s Attestation Deadline for Reporting Periods that Occurred in 2013

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the agency will be accepting eligible professional (EP) attestations until March 31, 2014 for Medicare EHR Incentive Program reporting periods that occurred in CY 2013. In other words, the attestation deadline has been pushed back one month to give EPs additional time to complete the administrative process of demonstrating meaningful use (MU) to CMS.

Successful CY 2013 compliance will determine whether or not prior MU participants will get the payment adjustments in 2015. EPs who have not yet participated in MU can still begin by July 1, 2014 and complete their attestations by October 1, 2014 to avoid the 2015 payment adjustments. The other option for avoiding the payment adjustments in 2015 is to obtain a significant hardship exception.

Please see “How to Avoid Meaningful Use Penalties” for additional information.

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Categories: EHR, meaningful use, Medicare

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