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CMS pushes back Medicare EHR incentive attestation deadline
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals will have an extra month to attest to having met the criteria to receive incentive payments for meaningfully using electronic health records, the CMS said Monday.

The new deadline for eligible hospitals (including critical-access hospitals) is 11:59 p.m. ET Dec. 31, extended from Nov. 30. The payment period for them to have attained the requirements ended Sept. 30.

The CMS similarly extended the deadline for eligible hospitals and critical-access hospitals that are electronically submitting clinical quality measures for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting program and to achieve meaningful use. Hospitals now have until Dec. 31 to submit their the data through the federal Quality Net portal.