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New EHR Attestation Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals: March 20
Eligible professionals now have until 11:59pm ET on March 20, 2015, to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year. CMS extended the deadline to allow providers extra time to submit their meaningful use data. To attest, submit your data to the Registration and Attestation System, which includes 2014 Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) Flexibility Rule options.
Medicare eligible professionals must attest to meaningful use every year to receive an incentive and avoid a payment adjustment. Providers who successfully attest for the 2014 program year will:
- Receive an incentive payment
- Avoid the Medicare payment adjustment, which will be applied January 1, 2016
This extension also gives eligible professionals, who have not already used their one “switch”, to switch programs (from Medicare to Medicaid, or vice versa) for the 2014 payment year until March 20. After that time, eligible professionals will no longer be able to switch programs. Note: The Medicare extension does not affect deadlines for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
To learn more, see Educational Resources. For help, call the EHR Information Center at 888-734-6433 (TTY 888-734-6563), Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 7:30pm ET.