CHA News Article

Applications for EHR Hardship Exception Due Nov. 30

CHA reminds members that the submission period for hardship exception applications for eligible professionals and hospitals to avoid the federal fiscal year 2015 Medicare payment penalties for not demonstrating meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) has been reopened until Nov. 30. Eligible hospitals that have never met meaningful use may apply for the hardship exception application submission period if they meet both of the following criteria: 1) the provider was unable to attest by July 1, 2014, and 2) the provider has been unable to fully implement 2014 Edition CEHRT by the July 1 deadline due to delays in 2014 Edition CEHRT availability. If approved, the hardship exception is valid for one payment year only. The hardship exception application is available along with more information at the CMS website.

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