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CMS extends meaningful-use deadline, this time for providers
Modern Healthcare

The CMS, in another show of flexibility on the meaningful-use program, extended the attestation deadline until March 20. That gives eligible providers more time to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the requirements set forth by the electronic health-record incentive program and so avoid payment penalties. The previous deadline for attestation was Feb. 28. The extension is “not necessarily a surprise,” said Jeff Smith, vice president of public policy at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.