Medicare Attestation Begins on April 18; Are You Ready?

Attestation for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program begins on April 18, 2011. In order to receive your Medicare EHR incentive payment you must attest through CMS’ web-based Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Registration and Attestation System.

Click here to preview selected screenshots of the Attestation System to help you understand what the attestation process will involve. Please note that these screen shots are only examples—the final appearance and language may incorporate additional changes.  An overview of the Medicare EHR Incentives Program is found at: http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/01_Overview.asp#TopOfPage

CMS says it will release additional information about the Medicare attestation process soon, including User Guides that provide step-by-step instructions for completing attestation, and educational webinars that describe the attestation process in depth. CMS says you need to understand the required meaningful use criteria to successfully attest. More information is found at: http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/20_RegistrationandAttestation.asp#TopOfPage.

For information on the basics of the EHR Incentive Programs, go to: http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/35_Basics.asp#TopOfPage.

NCMS Foundation Website Features CMS Tool To Aid Physicians with HIT Planning

Click here to access the CMS 2010 – 2012 Eligible Professional (EP) Health Information Technology (HIT) Planner. This tool provides a timeline for meeting the various provisions of the EHR Incentive Program.

 
 

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