TMA’s latest HIT preliminary survey results indicate 68 percent of Texas physicians now use an electronic health record (EHR). Even at critical mass, some practices are still in the market for a replacement, and a few first-time purchasers remain.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the attestation deadline for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs to Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10:59 p.m. CT, from the original deadline of Monday, February 29.
Attestation is done through the CMS Registration and Attestation System.
Refer to the following CMS resources for assistance with attestation:
2015 Objectives and Measures
Attestation Worksheet and User Guide
TMA comment letter to CMS regarding the certification frequency and requirements for the reporting of CMS quality measures (Feb. 1, 2016)
Letter from Tom Garcia, MD to Senator John Cornyn regarding the Meaningful Use Program (Nov. 2, 2015)
Letter from Matt Murray, MD, regarding TMA Advocacy on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020
TMA comment letter to CMS regarding modifications to meaningful use during 2015 to 2017 program years (June 15, 2015)
TMA comment letter to CMS regarding Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule (May 29, 2015)
TMA comment letter to CMS regarding 2015 Certification of EHRs Criteria (proposed rules) (May 29, 2015)
TMA comment letter to ONC regarding the 2015 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (Feb. 6, 2015)
TMA comment letter to CMS regarding Stage 2 immediate measure suspension (Nov. 12, 2014)
TMA Asks Feds for Emergency Halt of EHR Rules (Action, Aug. 1, 2014)
TMA comment letter to CMS regarding EHR Program modifications (July 18, 2014)
TMA comments on the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) Health IT Report (July 7, 2014)
TMA’s response to Representative Upton, Chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce (June 2014)
Committee on Energy and Commerce letter to ONC (June 3, 2014)
TMA comments to Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) on the 2014 State HIE Plan (May 30, 2014)
TMA letter to the ONC regarding voluntary 2015 edition EHR certification criteria proposed rule (April 28, 2014)
TMA letter to CMS regarding the delay of Stage 2 meaningful use (Dec. 11, 2013)
TMA comments to CMS regarding Stark Law exemption extension (June 10, 2013)
TMA comments on Reboot: Re-examining the strategies needed to successfully adopt health IT (May 15, 2013)
Stephen J. Stack, MD's testimony on EHRs and meaningful use - AMA (May 3, 2013)
Senators Want HITECH Act Reviewed (Action, May 1, 2013)
TMA letter to ONC RE: RFI -- Advancing Interoperability and Health Information Exchange (Apr. 22, 2013)
TMA letter to ONC Re: RFI on Clinical Quality Measures and EHR reporting (April 8, 2013)
TMA Wants HIT Safety Czar (Action, Feb. 15, 2013)
TMA comments to ONC regarding HIT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan (February 4, 2013)
TMA comments to ONC regarding the Stage 3 definition of meaningful use of EHRs (January 14, 2013)
TMA comments to CMS on Stage 2 meaningful use (May 7, 2012)
TMA comments to the ONC on the 2014 EHR Standards and Certification Criteria and proposed rule (May 7, 2012)
TMA comments on meaningful use proposed rule (March 15, 2010)
TMA Backs Safety in Meaningful Use (Action, Apr. 1, 2010)
TMA, AMA Question HIT Incentives Timeline (Action, July 15, 2009)
TMA Wants 'Meaningful Use' Meaningful (Action, July 15, 2009)
What Stimulus Means to Texas Health Care (Action, Mar. 2, 1009)
What's NOT in the Stimulus Bill (Action, Feb. 16, 2009)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a new listserv about the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The listserv will provide timely, authoritative information about the programs, including registration and attestation updates, and details about the payment process.
By subscribing to the listserv, CMS will keep you informed of upcoming deadlines and give you answers to the questions and concerns that they have gathered from eligible professionals and hospitals in the field. New updates will be emailed through the listserv to keep you informed of any developments, and subscribers will be notified of any new FAQ's that are published on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs’ website.
We encourage you to let others know about the CMS EHR listserv, and to share its messages. Click here to join the listserv and learn more.