CMS announced last week that it has extended the registration and attestation deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Programs to March 31, 2014 for eligible professionals. This month long extension will aid eligible professionals in compiling their meaningful use data from 2013 and filling out the registration process (which can be time consuming).
In addition, CMS is offering to assist eligible hospitals who experienced difficulty with their attestation. This assistance will allow eligible hospitals to submit their attestation retroactively to avoid the 2015 payment adjustment. To do so, hospitals must contact CMS by March 15, 2014. Eligible hospitals are instructed to contact CMS at EH2013Extension@Provider-Resources.com no later than 11:59 PM EST on Marfch 15, 2014.
- Type “EH 2013 EXTENSION” in the subject line of the email note
- Include the following information:
- hospital name;
- contact person name;
- contact person email; and
- contact person phone number.
CMS will then contact the designated individual to discuss the retroactive extension.
As a reminder, these extensions are for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program only, and do not apply to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. In Washington, the deadline to apply for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program remains February 28, 2014.
For more information about the EHR Incentive Programs or meaningful use generally please contact Elana Zana.