2014 Hospital Reporting Ends Today; CMS Attestation System Open

CMS reminds eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the EHR Incentive Programs that today marks the end of the 2014 fiscal year (FY) and the end of the last 2014 reporting period.

Attestation Deadline

Hospitals participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program have until November 30, 2014 to attest to demonstrating meaningful use of the data collected during the FY 2014 reporting period. Hospitals participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program need to refer to their state deadlines for attestation.

The CMS Attestation System is open and fully operational. Medicare eligible hospitals can attest any time to 2014 data until 11:59 p.m. ET on November 30, 2014.

Note: Hospitals seeking to use one of the new flexibility options will be able to attest in mid-October. More information will be sent soon.

Reminder: Medicare eligible hospitals must attest to demonstrating meaningful use every year to receive an incentive and avoid a payment adjustment.

Payment Adjustments

The 2016 payment adjustment will be applied at the beginning of FY 2016 (October 1, 2015) for Medicare eligible hospitals that did not successfully demonstrate meaningful use in 2014 and did not receive a hardship exception. Read the eligible hospital payment adjustment tipsheet to learn more

Note: CAHs have a different payment adjustment schedule. Review the CAH Payment Adjustment and Hardship Exception Tipsheet.

Attestation Resources

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