CMS recently announced that it has extended its Medicare EHR Incentive Program meaningful use attestation deadline for eligible professionals (EP) and will offer retroactive attestation for some eligible hospitals for the 2013 reporting year.
The new Medicare EHR Incentive Program meaningful use attestation deadline for EPs for the 2013 reporting year is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) March 31. The deadline was previously 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) February 28. The extension allows additional time for EPs to submit meaningful use data to receive an incentive payment, thereby avoiding a 2015 payment adjustment. Please be aware that the extension does not affect deadlines for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
Medicare EPs include:
- Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy
- Doctors of Dental Surgery or Dental Medicine
- Doctors of Podiatric Medicine
- Doctors of Optometry