Eligible Hospitals and CAHs: Attestation Hardship Exception Applications Are Now Available
The Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception applications are now available on the EHR Incentive Programs website:
- 2019 Eligible Hospital hardship exception application — deadline is July 1, 2018
- 2017 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) hardship exception application — deadline is November 30, 2018
The applications include instructions about which hospitals can apply and how to submit the application.
Eligible hospitals do not need to submit this application if they successfully demonstrated meaningful use in Program Year 2017, or are new and obtained a new CMS Certification Number (CCN) during October 1, 2016, through July 1, 2018, or are a Critical Access Hospital.