If you are an eligible professional participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, you have until 11:59 pm ET on February 28, 2015 to attest to demonstrating meaningful use of the data collected during your EHR reporting period for CY 2014. The CMS Attestation System is open and fully operational, and includes the 2014 Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) Flexibility Rule options. Reminder: You must attest to demonstrating meaningful use every year to receive an incentive and avoid a Medicare payment adjustment. If you are participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, please refer to your state’s deadlines for attestation information.
Payment Adjustments Payment adjustments were applied beginning January 1, 2015 for Medicare eligible professionals that did not successfully demonstrate meaningful use in 2013 (or 2014 for first-time participants) and did not receive a 2015 hardship exception. Medicare eligible professionals that did not successfully demonstrate meaningful use in 2014 and do not receive a 2016 hardship exception will have payment adjustments applied beginning January 1, 2016. The application period will open in early January 2015. For more information, please review the payment adjustment tipsheet.