By Ammon R. Fillmore, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
This week the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that it is extending the deadline for eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year from 11:59 pm EST on November 30, 2014 to 11:59 pm EST on December 31, 2014.
This extension will allow more time for hospitals to submit their meaningful use data and receive an incentive payment for the 2014 program year, as well as avoid the 2016 Medicare payment adjustment. CMS is also extending the deadline for eligible hospitals and CAHs that are electronically submitting clinical quality measures to meet that requirement of meaningful use and the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting program. Hospitals now have until December 31, 2014 to submit their eCQM data via Quality Net. Hospitals should be mindful that this extension does not impact the deadlines for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
For more on information on the Meaningful Use programs CMS has published the following Educational Resources.
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