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Medicare EHR Incentive Program Attestation Deadline Extended for Eligible Professionals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the attestation deadline for eligible professionals (EPs) participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program to 8:59 p.m. (PT) on March 20 for the 2014 reporting year. This extension also applies to EPs who have not already used their one allowed “switch,” enabling them to switch programs (from Medicare to Medicaid, or vice versa) for the 2014 payment year. After March 20, EPs will no longer be able to switch programs. The Medicare extension does not affect deadlines for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. More information can be found on the EHR Incentive Programs website.