CHA News Article

CMS Extends EHR Attestation for Eligible Professionals
Hospitals encountering problems attesting should contact CMS by March 15

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today it will extend the deadline for eligible professionals to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2013 reporting year from 8:59 p.m. (PT) on Feb. 28 to 8:59 p.m. (PT) March 31. In addition, CMS is offering assistance to eligible hospitals that may have experienced difficulty attesting by allowing them to submit their attestation retroactively and avoid the 2015 payment adjustment. Eligible hospitals should contact CMS at for assistance submitting attestation retroactively. Hospitals must contact CMS by 8:59 p.m. (PT) on March 15 to participate for the 2013 program year. Hospitals should type “EH 2013 Extension” in the subject line of their email to CMS and include the following information: CCN, hospital name, contact name, contact email, and contact phone number. Each hospital must be identified in a separate email.