Attest to 2016 Program Requirements by February 28
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:16 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Registration and Attestation System
is now open. Providers participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program
must attest to the
2016 program requirements
by February 28, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. (ET) in
order to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment. The EHR reporting period was any
continuous 90 days between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
If you are participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, please
refer to your
for attestation information.
If you are eligible to participate in both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR
Incentive Programs, you MUST demonstrate meaningful use to avoid the
Medicare payment adjustment. You may demonstrate meaningful use under
either Medicare or Medicaid.
Remember to visit the registration tab in the
Registration and Attestation
system to ensure your personal information is accurate. For more
information on registration, visit the
Registration & Attestation
page of the
EHR Incentive Programs website.
Payment Adjustments and Hardship Exceptions
In January 2018, CMS will begin to apply payment adjustments for providers
that did not successfully demonstrate meaningful use of EHR technology or apply for and receive a hardship exception for the
2016 program year. CMS will send a separate announcement with more
information on the hardship exception application process, once available.
For questions about the Registration and Attestation System, contact the
EHR Information Center at 1-888-734-6433 (press option 1). The EHR
Information Center is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. (ET), except federal holidays.