participating in the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program must
upgrade their EHR system to the 2014 certified version before attesting in 2014. Check the Certified Health IT Product List
to see if your vendor has updated the product you use. If you do not see your
EHR listed, you should ask your vendor about its timeline so that you can
adequately prepare and perform testing before going live with the upgrade product.
of the EHR upgrade in 2014, participants of the EHR incentive program are
allowed a 90-day reporting period. Unlike the any-90-day period of your first year of participation, the
2014 90-day reporting period is by quarter:
to March 31,
1 to June 30,
1 to Sept. 30, and
1 to Dec. 31.
2014 is your first year to report on meaningful use, you may select any 90-day
needing assistance with the EHR incentive program may receive consulting help
from one of four Texas regional extension centers (RECs). The RECs are
qualified to help physicians navigate the complexities of the program. Check
out TMA's REC Resource Center to find
out which REC serves your area.
For more information about EHRs or other
health information technology issues, email TMA's HIT Department or call (800)
Action, Nov. 15, 2013