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Reminder: Meaningful Use Attestation Deadlines for 2016

January 20, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced earlier this week that CMS’s Registration and Attestation System for the EHR Incentive Program is now open. Hospitals and physicians participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must use the Registration and Attestation System to attest to the 2016 meaningful use reporting requirements by February 28, 2017, in order to avoid a Medicare reimbursement penalty in 2018. The 2016 EHR reporting period for hospitals and physicians is any continuous 90 days between January 1 and December 31, 2016.

The CMS announcements and the CMS Registration and Attestation System can be found here: 
https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action.

Hospitals and physicians participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program have until March 31, 2017, to complete their meaningful use attestation for Program Year 2016. The 2016 EHR reporting period for hospitals and physicians is any continuous 90 days between January 1 and December 31, 2016. 

Additional information about Medicaid EHR Incentive Program attestation, including instructions for how to attest, can be found at the Program website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ehrincentive/index.htm.
 

This story originally appeared in the January 20, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter