Last 2013 Medicare EHR reporting period begins Oct. 1

August 31, 2013

For first-year participants in the Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, the last day to begin reporting for 2013 is Oct. 1. Practitioners attempting to qualify for second-year EHR incentives during 2013 must demonstrate adherence to the government’s meaningful use standards for a full year.

First-year health care practitioners who have already completed their reporting period can access several tools to help prepare for attestation.

  • Practitioners can use the CMS Eligible Professional Attestation Worksheet (http://tinyurl.com/8enndss) to record their meaningful use measures to reference when attesting for the program in the CMS Web-based Registration and Attestation System (ehrincentives.cms.gov).
  • The CMS Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator (www.cms.gov/apps/ehr) and Attestation User Guide for Eligible Professionals (http://tinyurl.com/96el9ht) can also help health care professionals to successfully attest to meeting meaningful use.

Health care professionals can find other important dates related to the EHR incentive program by visiting http://tinyurl.com/8dsufkn or reviewing the “Important Dates” section of the CMS EHR Incentive Programs’ Overview page (http://tinyurl.com/93383wf).

For additional information, including webinars, articles, FAQs and more, visit www.ExcelOD.com/EHR.

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