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February 28: Last day to attest to 2013 meaningful use

By Nicole Freeman

- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reminding eligible professionals (EPs) that the last day to register and attest to meaningful use for 2013 is February 28, 2014. EPs must attest by midnight to receive an incentive payment.

Here is the full statement from CMS:

Medicare EPs Must Attest by February 28 at 11:59 pm ET to Receive 2013 Incentive

If you are an eligible professional (EP), the last day you can register and attest to demonstrating meaningful use for the 2013 Medicare EHR Incentive Program is February 28, 2014. You must successfully attest by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 28 to receive an incentive payment for your 2013 participation.

You must attest to demonstrating meaningful use every year to receive an incentive and avoid a payment adjustment.

Medicaid Eligible Professionals
EPs participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program need to refer to their state deadlines for attestation information.

Payment Adjustments
Payment adjustments for EPs will be applied beginning January 1, 2015, to Medicare participants that have not successfully demonstrated meaningful use. The adjustment is determined by your reporting period in a prior year. For more information, visit the payment adjustment tipsheet for EPs.

If you are only eligible to participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, you are not subject to these payment adjustments.

Resources
Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator

 

Attestation Worksheet for EPs

Attestation Guide for Medicare EPs

Stage 2 Payment Adjustment Tipsheet for EPs

Plan Ahead
Review all of the important dates for the EHR Incentive Programs on the HIT Timeline.

 

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