EHR Incentive Program attestation deadline for hospitals extended to March 16, 2018


Electronic medical records

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently extended the meaningful use attestation deadline for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program from February 28, 2018, to March 16, 2018. The extension provides Medicare eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) with additional time to submit attestation data and electronic clinical quality measure data.

Eligible hospitals and CAHs submitting meaningful use attestations for the EHR Incentive Program are required to submit data through the QualityNet Secure Portal (QNet). Dually eligible hospitals and CAHs must register or update their registrations with both QNet and the EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System and then must attest through QNet. Medicaid-only eligible hospitals and CAHs should contact their state Medicaid agencies for specific information on how to attest.

Hospitals are reminded to keep detailed documentation to support their attestation. 

Bricker & Eckler has extensive experience assisting hospitals with meaningful use attestations, associated documentation and responding to audits. For assistance, please contact the authors or any member of our health care team.   

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