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CMS Simplifies Meaningful Use Attestation for Eligible Hospitals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is transferring the meaningful use attestation process for Medicare-eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program from the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System to the QualityNet Secure Portal (QNet).

QNet is the same system currently used for clinical quality measures reporting and, beginning Jan. 2, 2018, eligible hospitals will be able to submit meaningful use and quality attestations in the same place. Medicaid-eligible hospitals will still use the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System. Medicaid-only hospitals should contact their state Medicaid agencies. Hospitals that are dually Medicare and Medicaid eligible will register and attest for Medicare using QNET, and update and submit registration information in the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System.

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