CMS extends 2014 EHR attestation deadline for eligible hospitals, CAHs

Posted on: 11/26/14

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today extended through Dec. 31 the deadline for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to attest to meaningful use of electronic health records for 2014 under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. “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 said. In addition, CMS has extended 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 Dec. 31 to submit their eCQM data via Quality Net. The extensions do not impact the deadlines for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. (AHA News Now, Nov. 24, 2014)

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