Eligible Professional Attestation for EHR Incentive Program
To receive EHR Incentive payments, Eligible Professionals 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.
To prepare for attestation, Eligible Professionals 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.
To attest you will need the same user ID and password you used to register.
First Year of Participation
To attest in your first year you will need to have met meaningful use consecutively for 90 days. If initial attestation fails, you can select a different 90-day reporting period which may partially overlap with a previously reported 90-day period. To attest for Medicare EHR Incentive Program in subsequent years, you will need to meet meaningful use for a full year. Please note the reporting period for eligible professionals must fall within the calendar year.
Under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, Eligible Professionals can attest that they have adopted, implemented or upgraded certified EHR technology in their first year of participation. Please check with your state regarding participation status.
For more information and details on the attestation process for the Incentive Program, visit the CMS EHR Incentive Program web site.