Medicare Providers Must Attest by February 28 to Receive 2013 Incentive

If you are an eligible professional (EP), the last day you can register and attest to demonstrating meaningful use for the 2013 Medicare EHR Incentive Program is February 28, 2014. You must successfully attest by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 28 to receive an incentive payment for your 2013 participation.You must attest to demonstrating meaningful use every year to receive an incentive and avoid a payment adjustment.

Medicaid Eligible Professionals
EPs participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program need to refer to their state deadlines for attestation information.

Payment Adjustments
Payment adjustments for EPs will be applied beginning January 1, 2015, to Medicare participants that have not successfully demonstrated meaningful use. The adjustment is determined by your reporting period in a prior year. For more information, visit the payment adjustment tipsheet for EPs.

If you are only eligible to participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, you are not subject to these payment adjustments.


Plan Ahead
Review all of the important dates for the EHR Incentive Programs on the HIT Timeline. For more help in understanding the deadlines and meeting meaningful use, contact Terri Gonzalez with the NCMS Foundation’s PractEssentials consulting program at 919-833-3836.


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