If this is your first year to participate in the Medicare meaningful use program and you are trying to avoid the 2017 penalties, you must have successfully attested to meaningful use no later than Oct. 1, 2016. You can, however, attest by Feb. 28, 2017, to avoid the 2018 penalty. Returning Medicare program participants must successfully attest to meaningful use by Feb. 28, 2017, to avoid the 2018 penalty.
Many participants will be trying to attest via the CMS portal by next year's Feb. 28 deadline. To avoid any delays or problems, TMA encourages physicians to attest earlier than the final deadline.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently proposed a 90-day reporting period for 2016. Stay tuned for more information as that rule should be finalized soon, and TMA will report the details in an upcoming edition of Action.
Visit the TMA website to get information and resources on the program. If you have questions, contact TMA's Health Information Technology Department by email, or call (800) 880-5720.
Action, Oct. 3, 2016
Last Updated On
January 12, 2017