Physicians participating in the Medicare electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use program have until March 31, 2014 (precisely at 10:59 pm CT) to complete their attestations. The previous deadline for physicians to attest was February 28th. Physicians participating in the Medicaid meaningful use program have until March 16.
TMA recommends that you DO NOT WAIT until the last minute to complete the attestation. Any glitch that prevents you from attesting by the deadline could compromise your 2013 payment.
Learn more about the extended attestation deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has created a new interactive tool that helps physicians determine their eligibility to participate in various eHealth programs such as:
- EHR incentive program,
- Value-based payment modifier program,
- Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and
- Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive.
The tool prompts you to answer a few basic questions to help you determine eligibility.
For more information about EHRs or other health information technology issues, contact TMA's Health Information Technology Department by telephone at (800) 880-5720 or by email.
Action, Jan. 3, 2014