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CMS Meaningful Use Attestation System Down Feb. 21 for Repairs

The online meaningful use attestation system will be down to repair an issue that has been affecting certain eligible providers.

By Sara Heath

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be shutting down its online EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System on Sunday, February 21 from 6:00 AM to 10 AM Eastern time in order to correct a system error.

The system error has been affecting eligible professionals (EPs) by keeping them from claiming an exclusion from Measure 1, the patient electronic access measure.

According to a public announcement from CMS, EPs whose meaningful use attestation had previously been rejected may resubmit it after February 21. If an EP’s meaningful use attestation has already been successfully accepted by CMS, they need not take any action.

Those submitting their meaningful use attestation as a part of a batch will also be affected by this system shutdown and will need to wait until after February 21 to submit their files.

To submit a batch meaningful use attestation with this Measure 1 exclusion, batches must ensure they select a “Y/N” indicator on each provider in the batch.

For more information on the electronic EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System, please visit the CMS website here.

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