The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they have extended the deadline for EHR attestation for Medicare eligible professionals.
Organizations now have until March 20, 2015 at 11:59 to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.
This is big news in the industry as it allows organizations more time to submit reports to CMS.
Medicare eligible professionals must attest to meaningful use every year to receive an incentive and avoid a payment adjustment. Providers who successfully attest for the 2014 program year will receive an incentive payment as well as avoid the Medicare payment adjustment which will be assessed on January 1, 2016.
The same deadline applies to eligible professionals desiring to utilize their one-time “switch” from Medicare to Medicaid (or vice versa).
While Get Real applauds these extensions, they also recommend submitting reports as soon as possible to get in the queue for incentives.
Read more details about the extension here.