Deadlines to Attest for EHR Incentive Programs Approach

For physicians who participated in the 2013 Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive program, the deadline to attest to meaningful use is quickly approaching. Physicians hoping to receive the incentive must attest no later than March 31, 2014, by 10:59 pm CT. The previous deadline for physicians to attest for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program was February 28, but it was recently extended.

For physicians participating in the Medicaid EHR incentive program, the deadline is March 16.

Learn more about the extended attestation deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.  

TMA urges you not to wait until the last minute. You should attest as soon as possible due to the increasing volume of visitors on the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Registration and Attestation website as the deadline approaches. Give yourself enough time to resolve any issues that may come up during the attestation process. These resources are good to have on hand when preparing for attestation:  

For more information about the EHR incentive programs, contact TMA's Health Information Technology Department by telephone at (800) 880-5720 or by email.

And to stay up-to-date on all the pending regulatory deadlines that could affect your practice and your patients, check TMA's Deadlines for Doctors at least once a month. 

Action, Feb. 3, 2014