Eligible Hospital Attestation for EHR Incentive Program
To receive EHR Incentive payments, Medicare Eligible Hospitals, Medicare & Medicaid Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) must attest to meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology by:
- Successfully registering for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program;
- Meeting the meaningful use criteria for using certified EHR technology; and
- Successfully attest that the meaningful use criteria using certified EHR technology has been met.
Medicaid- only eligible hospitals should contact their states for information on how to attest for the program.
To prepare for attestation, Eligible Hospitals must first register for the EHR Incentive Program. If you haven’t previously registered, you can complete the registration and attestation process at the same time.
CMS does provide a Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator prior to submitting attestation to see if you meet all of the necessary measures to successfully demonstrate meaningful use and qualify for an EHR incentive payment. After entering in core and menu measure meaningful use data, the calculator will display whether the user has met the necessary criteria for these objectives.
Eligible hospitals or critical access hospitals will need:
- An active National Provider Identifier (NPI)
- The same user ID and password you used to register
- An EHR Certification Number from Office of the National Coordinator
- If you did not register the facility, you’ll need an Identity and Access Management system (I&A) Web user account (User ID/Password) and be associated to the organization NPI, if you’re a user working on behalf of an eligible hospital or critical access hospital. Create a login in the I&A System if you’re working on behalf of an eligible hospital or Critical Access Hospital and don’t have an I&A web user account.
For more information and details on the attestation process for the Incentive Program, visit the CMS EHR Incentive Program web site.