Physicians participating in the Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive program have until Feb. 28 to complete their meaningful use attestation. TMA recommends you attest as soon as possible to avoid any potential glitches that could delay or, worse, prevent payment. Physicians participating in the Medicaid EHR incentive program have until March 16 to attest.
The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) published some helpful resources for physicians:
TMA's EHR Incentive Program Resource Center provides a compilation of resources to help physicians.
TMA recognizes the complexities of compliance with the EHR incentive program and recommends physicians contact their local regional extension center (REC), established by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to help specifically with program compliance. The RECs are able to help all physicians, but may be able to discount services for primary care physicians. Details about the REC program are available on the TMA website in the Texas REC Resource Center.
For more information, call the TMA Health Information Technology Department at (800) 880-5720 or email HIT.
Action, Feb. 15, 2013