The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently reminded participants of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program that the deadline to attest meaningful use of certified EHR is November 30 for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 reporting period.
CMS also noted that October 1, 2013 marks the start of FY 2014, which includes the following milestones:
- Stage 2 of the meaningful use program for eligible hospitals that have completed at least 2 years of Stage 1 will begin;
- Hospitals that begin participation in the meaningful use program in 2014 and later will receive a reduced EHR incentive payments; and
- CMS will provide participants more time to upgrade to 2014 certified EHR technology through a 3 month reporting period starting in 2014.
Beginning October 1, 2014, Medicare will apply payment adjustments to eligible hospitals that have not successfully demonstrated meaningful use.
The Medicare Learning Network announcement on the meaningful use program is available by clicking here.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. “EHR Hospital Reporting for 2013 Ends on September 30: Begin Preparing for Attestation.” Medicare Learning Network Connects Provider eNews. 19 Sep. 2013.