Medicare Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline Extended

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the meaningful use attestation deadline for the Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive program to March 13. The Medicaid meaningful use attestation deadline remains March 16. 

  • Medicare participants must attest to meaningful use via the (CMS) portal no later than 11:59 pm PT on March 13. 
  • Medicaid participants must attest via the Texas Medicaid EHR incentive program portal no later than March 16. Log in to your account on the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership home page, then click the Texas Medicaid EHR incentive program link in the Manage Provider Accounts section. Reminder: This is the last opportunity for eligible physicians to enter the Medicaid meaningful use program. 

Visit the Texas Health and Human Services Health Information Technology website for detailed instructions based on your program year. 

Many participants will be attesting on the day of the deadline. TMA encourages you to attest sooner, rather than later, to avoid any problems. CMS will not make exceptions for participants who miss the deadline. 

CMS has released the 2016 attestation worksheet, which allows you to log the meaningful use measures to use as a reference when attesting to meaningful use.   

If you have questions about the meaningful use program, contact TMA's Health Information Technology Department by email, or call (800) 880-5720.

Action, Feb. 15, 2017

Last Updated On

March 28, 2017

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