CMS Extends 2016 EHR Attestation Deadline

February 10, 2017

On February 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended to March 13, 2017, the deadline for hospitals and physicians to attest to the meaningful use reporting requirements of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for the 2016 reporting period. Previously, the deadline was February 28, 2017.

Hospitals and physicians participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must use CMS’s Registration and Attestation System to attest to the 2016 meaningful use reporting requirements in order to avoid a Medicare reimbursement penalty in 2018. The 2016 EHR reporting period for hospitals and physicians is any continuous 90-day period between January 1 and December 31, 2016.

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-day period between January 1 and December 31, 2016.

For additional information, contact Andrew Brenton, WHA assistant general counsel, at abrenton@wha.org or 608-274-1820.
 

This story originally appeared in the February 10, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter