Eligible hospitals and CAHs may be exempt from Medicare penalties if they can show that demonstrating meaningful use would result in a significant hardship.
CMS has posted the eCQM annual update for the 2019 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals, and the 2019 performance period for Eligible Professionals and Eligible Clinicians.
The Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception applications are now available on the EHR Incentive Programs website.
The Medicare eligible hospital and CAH attestation deadline has been changed from Wednesday, February 28, 2018, to Friday, March 16, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. PT. This extension is being granted to provide hospitals additional time to submit attestation data and eCQM data.
Medicare attestation for the CMS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) has transitioned to a new platform.
CMS is streamlining the Medicare attestation process by migrating the meaningful use attestation system from the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System to the QualityNet Secure Portal.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is continuing to take steps to make attestation simpler for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the EHR Incentive Program.
Providers who have not demonstrated meaningful use successfully in a prior year and are seeking to demonstrate meaningful use for the first time in 2017 to avoid the 2018 payment adjustment must attest to Modified Stage 2 objectives and measures.
CMS Registration and Attestation System is now open. Providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must attest to the 2016 program requirements by March 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET in order to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment.
Recently released MACRA and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System for CY 2017 final rules include provisions that will affect the EHR Incentive Programs in 2017 and beyond.
To participate successfully in the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must submit clinical quality measures (CQMs).
To participate successfully in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in 2016, providers must be in active engagement with a public health agency submitting using CEHRT.
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